Xyris capensis Thunb.

  • Family : XYRIDACEAE
    (Yellow-Eyed Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : XYRIS FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : XYRIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Xyris schoenoides Mart.; Xyris capensis var. schoenoides (Mart.) Nilsson
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Xyris capensis Thunb.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills on exposed rocks mixed with sedges and grasses.
  • Key identification features : Leaves not papillose, scape slightly 2-ribbed; bracts broadly oblong, obtuse, dark brown.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-September
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, China, Nepal, Malesia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Xyris capensis. Downloaded on 14 July 2020.

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