African Plant Database

Xyris ornithoptera Lock
Protologue : Kew Bull. 57(2): 446 (2002)
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb but sometimes flowering in the first year, with a short vertical rhizome
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Ecology : Seepage in large area of seasonally inundated grassland in sandy-loamy soil; 1675 m alt.
  Only known from the type collected in 2000. The name refers to the “gull-winged” appearance of the florescence when seen from the side.
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carte afrique num 43001
Record n°43001
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