Xyris capensis Thunb.

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Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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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. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 59.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Lock, J.M. (2010). Xyridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 24 - 25.

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.

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Flora of Botswana: Xyris capensis
Flora of Malawi: Xyris capensis
Flora of Zambia: Xyris capensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xyris capensis
African Plant Database: Xyris capensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xyris capensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Xyris capensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xyris capensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xyris capensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Xyris capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Xyris capensis
iNaturalist: Xyris capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xyris capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Xyris capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xyris capensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Xyris capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xyris capensis
Plants of the World Online: Xyris capensis
Tropicos: Xyris capensis
Wikipedia: Xyris capensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Xyris capensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112180, retrieved 18 September 2021

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