Xyridaceae C.Agardh

First published in Aphor. Bot. 158. 1823 [23 May 1823] (as "Xyrideae") (1823)
This family is accepted


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  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385


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  • Campbell, L. M. (2004). Xyridaceae. Pp. 492-493. In: N. Smith et al., eds. Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. Princeton University Press.
  • Campbell, L. M. (2005). Contributions towards a monograph of Xyridaceae: A revised nomenclature for Abolboda (Xyridaceae). Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 137-146.
  • Campbell, L. M. and D. W. Stevenson. (2005). Vegetative anatomy of Aratitiyopealopezii (Xyridaceae). Acta Bot.Venez. 28: 395-407.
  • Campbell, L. M. and D. Wm. Stevenson. (2007). Inflorescence architecture and floral morphology of Aratitiyopea lopezii (Xyridaceae). Aliso 23: 227-233.
  • Carlquist, S. (1960). Anatomy of Guayana Xyridaceae: Abolboda, Orectanthe, and Achlyphila. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10(2): 65-117.
  • Idrobo, J. M. (1954). Xiridaceas de Colombia. Caldasia 6: 185-260.
  • Kral, R. (1988). The genus Xyris (Xyridaceae) in Venezuela and contiguous northern South America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 522-722.
  • Kral, R. (1992). A treatment of American Xyridaceae exclusive of Xyris. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 79: 819-885.
  • Kral, R. (1994). Xyridaceae. Pp. 174-177. In: G. Davidse, M. Sousa A., and A. O. Chater, eds. Flora Mesoamericana. Vol. 6. Alismataceae a Cyperaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Kral, R. (1994). Xyridaceae. Pp. 3-90; 115-123. In: A. R. A. Görts-van-Rijn, ed. Flora of the Guianas. 15.
  • Kral, R. (1998). Xyridaceae. Pp. 461-469. In: K. Kubitzki, ed. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Vol. IV. Alismatanae and Commelinanae (Except Gramineae). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
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  • Kral, R. and M. G. L. Wanderley. (1988). Ten novelties in Xyris (Xyridaceae) from the Planalto of Brazil. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 352-372.
  • Kral, R. and M. G. L. Wanderley. (1995). Xyridaceae. Pp. 781-802. In: B. L. Stannard, ed. Flora of the Pico das Almas: Chapada Diamantina-Bahia, Brazil. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kraus, J. E., M. G. Sajo, C. L. Dias-Leme, & M. G. L. Wanderley. (1994). Aspectos morphológicos do desenvolvimento pós-seminal em espécies de Xyris L. (Xyridaceae). Hoehnea 21(1/2): 29-38.
  • Rudall, P. J. and M. G. Sajo. (1999). Systematic position of Xyris: flower and seed anatomy. Inter. J. Pl. Sci. 160: 795-808.
  • Sajo, M. G. and P. J. Rudall. (1999). Systematic vegetative anatomy and ensiform leaf development in Xyris (Xyridaceae). J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 130: 171-182.
  • Tiemann, A. (1985). Untersuchungen zur embryologie, blütenmorphologie und systematik der Rapateaceen und der Xyridaceen-gattung Abolboda (Monocotyledoneae). Diss. Bot. 82. J. Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Tomlinson, P. B. (1969). Anatomy of the Monocotyledons. Vol. III. Commelinales-Zingiberales. Claredon Press, Oxford.
  • Wanderley, M. G. L. (1989). Xyridaceae. Flora Estado Goiás. Vol. 11: 1-81.
  • Wanderley, M. G. L. (1992). Estudos Taxonômicos no Gênero Xyris L. (Xyridaceae) da Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Dissertation, Instituto de Biociências, São Paulo.
  • Wanderley, M. G. L. (2003). Xyridaceae. In: M. G. L. Wanderley, G. J. Shepherd, and A. M. Giulietti, coordinators. Flora fanerogamica do Estado de São Paulo. FAPESP: Editora Hucitec, Sao Paulo.

Other Data

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Redden, K.M.; Perry, C.; Benjamin, P.; Singh, D.; Wilkie, C.; Hinchcliff, C.E. [4554] Guyana K001636897 No


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