African Plant Database

Hypoxis obtusa Burch. ex Ker Gawl.
Notes : [sensu Fl. Rwanda 4: 84, 1987 = H. urceolata]
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hypoxis obtusa Burch. (1816)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hypoxis iridifolia Baker
=Hypoxis nitida I. Verd.
=Hypoxis obtusa Burch. ex Edwards
=Hypoxis angolensis Baker (1878)
=Hypoxis demissa Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis protrusa Nel (1914)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 16-100 cm tall; corm ovoid or cylindrical, 4-11x3,5-6 cm, crowned by black or brown fibrous remnants of former leaves, often very copious; leaves forming a short pseudostem, tristichous, conduplicate at least towards base, 10-70x0,6-3 cm, glabrous, margin and midrib above with densely matted white strigose appressed tufted hairs, 3-6-armed; veins uniformly broad; inflorescences 1-13, appearing before leaves; scapes 13-30 cm long, 0,3-0,5 cm Ø; flowers 7-15 in a raceme; tepals 6, clear yellow inside, green outside, ovate, 9-16x3-5 mm, hispid outside. Floral anthesis from below upwards (acropetal).
Ecology : Scattered tree grassland; swamp edge; open dry grasslands; dambo margins; mixed deciduous woodlands; sandy soil; short-thicket-grown sandy hills, with clayey subsoil; 1000-2750 m alt.
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Record n°22788 modified 2013-11-01
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