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Flora of Tropical East Africa: Xyridaceae

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

Series: Flora of Tropical East Africa

By: JM Lock (Author)

24 pages, 4 b/w line drawings

A A Balkema

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #103344 | ISBN: 9061913853
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About this book

The flora is prepared at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University. Significant contributions are also made by specialists elsewhere. The flora is designed to a high academic standard and should be a useful resource reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part.

This fascicle deals with the family Xyridaceae which is pantropical, with 5 genera and ± 260 species of which 240 are in Xyris. The family is most diverse in South America, and extending into the warm temperate parts of North America; with ± 25 species in East Africa. It is a medium-sized family of mostly small annual or perennial herbs.


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The flora is prepared at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University. Significant contributions are also made by specialists elsewhere. The flora is designed to a high academic standard and should be a useful resource reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa. Each family is published as a separate part.


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