African Plant Database

Hypoxis gregoriana Rendle
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 30: 408 (1895)
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hypoxis araneosa Nel (1914)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 60 cm tall; corm yellow to deep orange, elongated, 8,5-10x1-3,4 cm, crowned with fibrous black remnants of old leaf bses; leaves creating a short pseudostem, linear, 10-75x1-2,5 cm, recurved, covered with white appressed or spreading, sparse, tufted trichomes, mostly below; hairs 3-5-branched, 1,5-4 mm long; inflorescences 1-6, 5-55 cm long, 1-2 mm Ø; flowers 2-6 in a corymbose raceme, 3-4 cm long; pedicels 2-3 cm long; tepals 6, yellow inside, greenish outside, araneoso-villous; capsule obovoid, 5-8 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland, either dry or swampy (e.g. black cotton soil); burnt grassland; wooded or scattered tree woodland; pasture; black volcanic soil; red sandy loam; 1000-3650 m alt.
  Near H. fischeri. Can be confused with H. urceolata but this species has tufted trichomes only on leaf midrib and margin beneath; seed surface different.
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carte afrique num 22806
Record n°22806 modified 2007-03-23
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