Xyris tenella var. leprieurii

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Xyris tenella var. leprieurii


Taller than the. type variety (to 28 cm), the base red-brown, lustrous, sheath base densely long-ciliate. Leaves narrow and ascending, 8-11 cm, blade flattened, ca. 1 mm wide, ciliolate. Spikes ca. 7 mm, narrowly ovoid, bract tips narrowed with thin, lacerate, broad borders, dorsal area pencil-thin.


French Guiana, Cayenne present
Apparently known only from the type material.French Guiana, Cayenne


As material of this variety is so limited, its true taxonomic status should be re-evalued.