African Plant Database

Xyris aristata N.E. Br.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 11 (1902)
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Xyris dilungensis Brylska
=Xyris laciniata Hutch. (1946)
=Xyris leonensis Hepper
=Xyris subaristata Malme (1928)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb (or flowering in its first year) forming dense clumps including the fibrous remains of old leaf-sheaths
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Ecology : Peat bog; grass swamps; streamsides; ditches; humid savanna; very wet meadows; 800-2450 m alt.
  Variable, e.g. in shape and colour of outer bracts.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 5
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carte afrique num 42915
Record n°42915
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