African Plant Database

Xyris festucifolia Hepper
Protologue : Kew Bull. 21: 419 (1968)
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted perennial herb, with stout congested rhizomatous sub-bulbous base; leaves filiform, 7-35 cm x 0,5-1 mm; scape ± angular, erect, 10-32 cm long; spike ovoid, c. 7-9x4-5 mm; flowers yellow.
Ecology : Marsh with Afrotrilepis pilosa, Habenaria anaphysema; swamp on cuirasse; open rock hill in seepage; damp hollows among rocks; with Eriocaulon pulchellum or Bryum sp. or Campylopus sp.; mossy wet places; common on Nimba Mts; 600-1948 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 42943
Record n°42943
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