African Plant Database

Xyris filiformis Lam.
Protologue : Tabl. Encycl. 1: 132 (1791)
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb 6-45 cm tall; leavesoften reddish at base
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Ecology : Seasonal wet flushes; peat bog with Eriocaulaceae, Sphagnum; boggy places in savanna; pool sides; temporary pool on lateritic cuirasse; humid sands; 0-50 m alt. (Gabon).
  Not in Rwanda or Burundi (misidentifications).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 335
  • (2011). Flore du Gabon. 42: 100
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