African Plant Database

Xyris porphyrea Lock
Protologue : Kew Bull. 57(2): 449 (2002)
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, glabrous; leaves 8-13x0,08-0,12 cm; bases wine-red; lamina smooth, glabrous, apex acute, slightly asymmetrical; scape 15-28x0,05 cm, terete, rather rigid; spike ellipsoid, dark red-brown, 5-6x3-3,5 mm, becoming obovate; corolla yellow.
Ecology : Seepage in large area of seasonally inundated grassland in sandy-loamy soil; 1600-1675 m alt.
  Collected in 1997 and 2000. Suggesting X. straminea but in this plant the spikes are straw-coloured; also resembling X. schliebenii (lateral sepals with almost entire keel and plant glabrous).
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carte afrique num 43004
Record n°43004
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