Monographs Details: Xyris fallax Malme
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Family:Xyridaceae
Scientific Name:Xyris fallax Malme
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Common in savanna areas, eastern Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana and Suriname, and south to Mato Grosso, Brazil. Especially frequent in Guayana to altitudes up to 1500 m, and often in the field confused with X . caroliniana but readily distinguished from that species by its multicostate scapes, and nerved dorsal area.

Discussion:

X. dolichosperma Lanjouw, Eec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. 34: 488. f. 5. 1937. Type. In savannis humidis prope Zanderij I, Suriname, Pulle 39 (U).

Type. Santa Anna da Chapada, Mato Grosso, Brazil, G. Malme 1432 (S).

Distribution:Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America| Brazil South America|