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Genus: Xyris

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Xyridaceae

About 250 species (mainly North and South America, but also Australia, Asia and Africa), with 17 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Xyris anceps


Xyris angularis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xyris asterotricha

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xyris capensis

Xyris congensis


Xyris gerrardii


Xyris huillensis


Xyris makuensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xyris natalensis


Xyris nivea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xyris obscura


Xyris rehmannii


Xyris rhodesiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xyris rhodolepis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xyris rubella


Xyris schliebenii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Xyris straminea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.



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