Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Plants of sandy savannas, more often at low altitudes but reaching elevations of 800 m. Common and widespread in coastal Guiana and in Guayana. Variable in density of pubescence; the strongly pubescent or lanate forms have been called X. eriophylla Reichb., merely because of the significance of the specific epithet.
X. eriophylla Eeichb. in PI. Exs. Weigelt 1827 (?).