Xyris flabellata P.Royen
Xyris melanocephala Miq.
Xyris nilagarensis Steud. ex Hook.f.
Xyris nilagiriensis Steud.
Xyris novoguineensis Hatus.
Xyris reptans Rendle
Xyris schoenoides Mart.
Xyris semifuscata Bojer ex Baker
Xyris subrubella Malme ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Xyris sumatrana Malme
Xyris zombana N.E.Br.
Xyris capensis is a perennial plant with grass-like stems growing from a more or less creeping rhizome.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use in weaving mats.
Through most of tropical Africa, tropical Asia to Papua New Guinea. Also found in S. America - Brazil.
Wet places in mountain valleys and swamps; at elevations from 1,600 - 2,000 metres[
- Flora of China
- Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
- An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
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The stems are woven into coarse mats[
- Dictionary of Economic Plants.
- Uphof. J. C. Th.
- An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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