African Plant Database

Xerophyta schnizleinia (Hochst.) Baker
Information on the genus : Xerophyta
Basionym : Hypoxis schnizleinia Hochst.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Xerophyta schnizleinia (Hochst.) Baker var. schnizleinia (1875)
 Hypoxis schnitzleinia Hochst. (1844)
 Vellozia schnizleinia (Hochst.) Martelli (1886)
 Hypoxis schnizleinia Hochst.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Barbacenia amica Baill.
=Xerophyta hildebrandtii (Pax) T. Durand & Schinz
=Xerophyta schnizleinia var. somalensis A. Terracc.
=Vellozia somalensis (A. Terracc.) Chiov.
=Xerophyta somalensis (A. Terracc.) N. L. Menezes (1971)
=Xerophyta schnizleinia var. somalensis (A. Terracc.) Lye (1995)
=Vellozia schnizleinia var. occidentalis Milne-Redh.
=Schnizleinia amica Steud. ex Hochst. (1844)
=Barbacenia hildebrandtii Pax
=Vellozia hildebrandtii (Pax) Baker
=Vellozia schnizleinia var. brevifolia Chiov.
=Vellozia schnizleinia var. somalensis A. Terracc.
Taxon infra-specific
Xerophyta schnizleinia (Hochst.) Baker var. schnizleinia (1875)
Xerophyta schnizleinia var. occidentalis (Milne-Redh.) Behnke (2013)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with stem simple or rarely few-branched from base, 1-50 cm tall, 0,5-1,5 cm Ø at base; leaf sheaths convex, carinate, dull brown; blade linear, 3-30x0,2-0,6 cm, glabrous, margins setose-serrate near apex and so on midnerve below; peduncles 1-3 at apex of stem, 1-28 cm long, setose near apex; perianth white or flushed with mauve or pink; tepals ± linear, 0,5-4 cm long; ovary subglobose, with stiff hairs. Vary variable in size of all parts.
Ecology : Rocks or sunk in soil; rock crevices, particularly in lava flows, also on limestone, or sandy or stony soils in grassland or open Acacia, Commiphora woodland; shallow soil pockets on rocks; gypsum; 30-1800 m alt.
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carte afrique num 177275
Record n°177275
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