African Plant Database

Hypoxis argentea Harv. ex Baker
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hypoxis argentea Harv. ex Baker var. argentea
Taxon infra-specific
Hypoxis argentea Harv. ex Baker var. argentea
Hypoxis argentea var. sericea (Baker) Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : The taxon has ensiform falcate firm leaves 7-22x0,2-0,8 cm, densely persistently silky all over both surfaces, with distinct long fine bifurcate hairs; tunics fibrous. H. sericea var. dregei [H. dregei (Baker) Nel], was based on syntypes Cooper 1811 (referable to H. filiformis) and Drège 8525 (referable to H. argentea var. sericea). Nordal & Zimudzi (Fl. Zambes. 12/3: 10, 2001) consider H. sericea var. dregei specim. Cooper 1811 [H. dregei, idem] as a synonym under H. filiformis. H. argentea Harv. ex Baker, incl. var. sericea, seems to be confined to southern Africa, i.e. S. Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and if H. dinteri Nel is included, also in Namibia. See also Peters (1999): 493-495 (cf. above under H. angustifolia).
Ecology : Miombo; natural pasture; dembo; gritty yellow soil; c. 1250 m alt.
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carte afrique num 174831
Record n°174831
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