Xyris straminea L.A. Nilsson

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Status: Doubtful
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Habitat: Listed in Setshogo, 2005: 149 but not for Botswana in any other literature. Difficult to separate from X. huillensis Rendle and its inclusion is considered probably in error.
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 368.

Lock, J.M. (2010). Xyridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 28 - 29.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 112.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 149. Probably listed in error

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 187.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Xyris straminea
Flora of Malawi: Xyris straminea
Flora of Zambia: Xyris straminea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xyris straminea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xyris straminea
African Plant Database: Xyris straminea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xyris straminea
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xyris straminea
Plants of the World Online: Xyris straminea
Tropicos: Xyris straminea
Wikipedia: Xyris straminea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Xyris straminea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112300, retrieved 19 July 2024

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