African Plant Database

Xyris porcata Lock
Protologue : Kew Bull. 54(2): 317 (1999)
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb forming small tussocks, sometimes with a thin vertical rhizome to 7 cm long
Ecology : Lake shores; 1500-1700 m alt.
  Distinctive by the strongly ridged (porcata) dorsal surfaces of the inflorescence bracts.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 25
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 42995
Record n°42995
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