African Plant Database

Hypoxis muhilensis Wiland
Protologue : Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 42(2): 412 (1997)
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hypoxis muhilensis Wiland subsp. muhilensis (1997)
Taxon infra-specific
Hypoxis muhilensis Wiland subsp. muhilensis (1997)
Hypoxis muhilensis subsp. kansimbensis Wiland (1997)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 16-35 cm tall; rhizome ovoid or almost spherical, 1,3x1,4 cm; tunic membranous and fibrous, to 7 cm long; outer leaves c. 5, ovate, narrowing toward apex, acute, 2-11,5x0,6-1 cm, midrib and margins densely pubescent, blade sparsely pubescent in apical part below, trichomes 2-branched or tufted; inner leaves c. 6, narrowly elliptical or linear, 9,5-35x0,3-0,5 cm, densely hispid on midrib and margins below, sparsely pubescent above, trichomes 2-3-branched; scapes 4-5, 6-20 cm long, 0,1-0,2 cm Ø, narrowly winged, ciliate in basal half, hispid or pilose apically; cyme with dense indumentum, 3-4-flowered, loose; pedicels 0,4-2 cm long, rigid; seeds brown.
Ecology : Grasslands; wooded grasslands; woody mountain savanna; 1400-1690 m alt.
  Similar to H. angustifolia.
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carte afrique num 174832
Record n°174832 modified 2007-03-23
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