African Plant Database

Xyris imitatrix Malme
Protologue : Ark. Bot. 22: A. No. 4, 2 (1928)
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb forming loose clumps, to 70 cm tall; leaves arranged in a single plane
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Ecology : Peat bog with Xyris, Sphagnum; natural swampy clearings; boggy places with Rhynchospora candida, Sphagnum on kalahari sand; wet dambos; extending far into the forest zone; 1000-1680 m alt. – Widespread but data deficient.
  Very distinctive species.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 24
  • (2011). Flore du Gabon. 42: 101
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