Xyris capensis Thunb. (Trop. & Subtrop. Old World, Brazil: Angola, Assam, Botswana, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO)

     


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BSI Flora of India Checklist (Distribution):

Name Distribution
Xyris capensis Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu
Xyris complanata Kerala
Xyris coronata Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal
Xyris indica Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Xyris pauciflora Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu
Xyris wallichii Meghalaya

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Species with distribution in annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Distribution):
Xyris capensis var. schoenoides (Mart.) Nilsson (1800-2700 m; Himalaya (Nepal to Assam), India, Ceylon, W. China, Malaysia) (syn. of Xyris capensis var. capensis as per POWO and CoL;
Xyris pauciflora Willd. (200-1000 m; Nepal, Bengal, Ceylon, Burma, China, Malaysia, Australia)


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Some species found in Indian Subcontinent with description & keys from Flora of China [Distribution other than China]:
Xyris capensis var. schoenoides (Martius) Nilsson [Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa, South America] (syn. of Xyris capensis var. capensis as per POWO and CoL;
Xyris complanata R. Brown [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Australia].
Xyris indica Linnaeus  [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Australia].
Xyris pauciflora Willdenow [Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Australia].


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Xyris‎‎ (Xyridaceae) page:
Pl. go through‎ Xyris‎‎ (Xyridaceae) page with comparative images of species in efloraofindia. On clicking the link of species, one can check the complete details. Genus pages generally give details of most of the species found in India.
I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identification in future. If anybody can send images of other species of this genus (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


 

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