Monographs Details: Xyris globosa L.A.Nilsson
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
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Thus far known only from Venezuelan Amazonas but is to be expected to occur in Colombian Guayana also. Savannas of the middle and upper Orinoco River. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Esmeralda, Steyermark 57826 (NY); Cerro Moriche, Rio Ventuari, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 30897, 30936, 30992; Yapacana Savannas, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 30475, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36583A; Sabana El Venado, Caño Pimichin, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36360. Bolivar: Rio Orinoco between Rio Horeda & Cerro Gavilan, Wurdack & Monachino 39952.

Discussion:Type. Prope Esmeralda ad flumen Orinoco, Spruce 3244 (holotype S, isotype NY).
Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|