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A family of aquatic plants containing five genera and about
260 species (pantropical to warm temperate), with one genus (Xyris) and
17 species native to southern Africa.
Genera native to southern Africa
List from Glen (2000).
About 250 species (mainly North and South America, but also Australia, Asia
and Africa), with 17 species native to southern Africa.