Xyris asterotricha Lock

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Common names:
Status: Native
Notes: The specimen collected during the Chimanimani Survey of April 2014 (Hadj-Hammou 0044) is the first record for Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: High altitude grassland in small rocky valleys and in wet boggy soil.
Altitude range: 1700 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution:
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 78.

Lock, J.M. (2010). Xyridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 16 - 17.

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.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 47.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Xyris asterotricha

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xyris asterotricha
African Plant Database: Xyris asterotricha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xyris asterotricha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Xyris asterotricha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Xyris asterotricha
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iNaturalist: Xyris asterotricha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xyris asterotricha
JSTOR Plant Science: Xyris asterotricha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xyris asterotricha
Plants of the World Online: Xyris asterotricha
Tropicos: Xyris asterotricha
Wikipedia: Xyris asterotricha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Xyris asterotricha.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112170, retrieved 19 May 2024

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