Xyris capensis Thunb.

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 12 (1794)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Old World, Brazil. It is a annual or helophyte and grows primarly in the subtropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Botswana, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Accepted Infraspecifics

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Phonsena, P., Chantaranothai, P. & Meesawat, A. (2013). Revision of Xyris L. (Xyridaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 41: 102-139.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(4): 1-151. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9791], Cameroon K000746667 No
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9887], Cameroon K000746691 No
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9808], Cameroon K000746690 No
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9901], Cameroon K000746692 No
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9844], Cameroon K000197851 No
May 1, 1998 Etuge, M. [3598], Cameroon K000746663 No
Nov 27, 1976 Teysmann, J.E. [s.n.], Sumatera K000291968 Unknown type material Yes
Nov 26, 1976 van Steenis, C.G.G.J. [8430], Sumatera K000291967 isotype Yes
Oct 1, 1967 Hatschbach, G.G. [15062], Brazil K000837363 Yes
Bauer [31], Cameroon 34129.000 No
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000321274 Unknown type material Yes
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000321275 Unknown type material Yes
Bidgood, S. [5258], Tanzania K000190486 No

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images