African Plant Database

Hypoxis kilimanjarica Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(2): 378 (1898)
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hypoxis kilimanjarica Baker subsp. kilimanjarica
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hypoxis alpina R. E. Fr.
=Hypoxis incisa Nel
Taxon infra-specific
Hypoxis kilimanjarica Baker subsp. kilimanjarica
Hypoxis kilimanjarica subsp. prostrata E. M. Holt & Staubo (1985)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20 cm tall; corm subglobose, 0,6-1,4x0,6-1,3 cm, white inside, with remnants of old leaves mainly membranous, occasionally with some soft fibers; leaves linear, erect-recurvate or prostrate, often spathe-like in basal part, 3,5-22x0,1-0,4 cm, sparsely pilose on margins and midrib below, sometimes also on blade surface; trichomes 2- to 3-branched; inflorescences 1-4; scapes 2-16 cm long, 0,3-1 mm Ø, usually bending downwards after flowering, base narrowly winged, ciliate; flowers single, rarely 2; tepals (3-4-)6, elliptic to ovate, acute, 4-7x1,5-3 mm, clear yellow inside, greenish and with branched hairs outside; capsule obovoid, 4-8x2,5-3,5 mm, ± glabrous.
Ecology : Grassland; often on wet soil; formations with Erica; open glades; road sides; humid rocks; 1650-3500 m alt.
  Near H. filiformis.
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carte afrique num 174834
Record n°174834 modified 2009-12-04
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