African Plant Database

Hypoxis parvifolia Baker
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 3-15 cm tall; rhizome vertical, ± cylindrical, 10-15x0,6-0,9 cm, equatorially ringed by roots, surmounted by persistent membranous leaf remnants; leaves 5-8, conduplicate, arcuate, gradually tapering to a narrowly acute apex, with broad membranous funnel-shaped sheaths; blade 1,5-18x0,3-0,8 cm (folded sides spread apart), sparsely hispid or glabrous above, glabrous below, conspicuously ciliate on margins and midrib below; hairs 1-3 mm long, U-shaped, 2-armed; pseudostem to c. 3 cm long; inflorescences 1-5, usually appearing after leaves; scapes to 11 cm long, base ± flattened, patent hispid as on leaf margins; flowers 1-2, pedicels to 6 cm long; tepals yellow, elliptic, 9x3 mm, hispid or strigose outside.
Ecology : Shallow peaty ground on seepage slopes; cracks in bare rock; rocky soil; 1800-2385 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.03 - 0.15 m. Alt: 1800 - 2400 m. Distribution: FS, MP, SWZ
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Record n°22762
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