Xyris schliebenii Poelln.

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Xyris schliebenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Xyris schliebenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Xyris schliebenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

Xyris schliebenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts.

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Status: Native
Description:
This species is generally very similar to Xyris rubella but can be distinguished by the smooth, not finely wrinkled sheaths and laminas; the incurved, obtuse or mucronate (not straight and aristate) leaf laminas, and in the more strongly keeled, emarginate and apiculate fertile bracts.
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Derivation of specific name: schliebenii: Hans-Joachim Eberhardt Schlieben (1902-1975), German botanist, photographer, and writer who collected in Tanzania and South Africa.
Habitat: Seasonally wet grassland and on or around rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe but may be more widespread in tropical Africa. Often growing together and mixed in collections with X. rubella.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 5 December 2014
Literature:

Lock, J.M. (2010). Xyridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 30 - 31.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 87.


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Flora of Malawi: Xyris schliebenii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xyris schliebenii
African Plant Database: Xyris schliebenii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xyris schliebenii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Xyris schliebenii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xyris schliebenii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xyris schliebenii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xyris schliebenii
JSTOR Plant Science: Xyris schliebenii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xyris schliebenii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Xyris schliebenii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xyris schliebenii
Plants of the World Online: Xyris schliebenii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Xyris schliebenii
Tropicos: Xyris schliebenii
Wikipedia: Xyris schliebenii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Xyris schliebenii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112290, retrieved 19 October 2019

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