African Plant Database

Hypoxis camerooniana Baker
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hypoxis petrosa Nel
=Hypoxis ledermannii Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis recurva Nel
=Hypoxis thorbeckei Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis lanceolata Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis villosa var. recurva Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb ± covered with golden hairs, from a tuber 2-4x2-3 cm, with white roots and masses of old leaf fibres; leaves tristichous, to 50x0,5-2 cm, recurved and ± prostrate to erect; scape to 25 cm tall with 5-7 (or less) crocus-like flowers, before the leaves; tepals 6, lanceolate, 6-12x4-5,5 mm.
Ecology : Meadows; forest-grassland transition; recently burned wooded savanna, with many bushes; lava; 1420-2700 m alt.
  Listed by Figueiredo & Smith, Pl. Angola: 186, 2008 (erroneously ?).
  ? SE Nigeria (Juley 583); not in Ethiopia (= H. angustifolia).
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carte afrique num 22799
Record n°22799
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