African Plant Database

Xyris straminea L. A. Nilsson
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Xyris multicaulis N.E. Br. (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual tufted slender herb to c. 35 cm tall; leaf bases brownish, rough or wrinkled, not persistent
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Ecology : Swamps; dambos; humid meadows; shallow soil over rock; seasonal swamps among grass tussocks; peat bog; pools; rocky outcrop with wet flushes and thin soil with Selaginella njamnjamensis, Aeollanthus spp., Aloe sp.; marshy ground; 5-2400 m alt.
  S. Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 28
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 29
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carte afrique num 42901
Record n°42901
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