Xyris

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial with basal distichous leaves. Sepals irregular, 1 broad and 2 smaller bract-like ones. Corolla-tubular basally, 3-lobed distally. Stamens 3, joined to corolla-lobes; staminodes 3, alternating with corolla-lobes, deeply fringed distally.

About 220 species; c. 19 species occurring in Australia, 3 in Victoria.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Xyridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Xyridaceae
Higher taxa
genus Xyris
Subordinate taxa