African Plant Database

Hypoxis robusta Nel ex De Wild.
Notes : [sensu Wiland-Szyma?ska, p.p. = H. rigidula]
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 80 cm tall; rhizome subglobose, 3,2-5,2 cm Ø; tunic black, stiff, 8-12 cm long; outer leaves 3-4, sword-like, 5-9x3-4 cm, tomentose below, sparsely pubescent above, hispid on edges and midrib below; trichomes tufted, white; inner leaves c. 7, linear, acute, 12,5-90x1-1,7 cm; indumentum as on outer leaves; inner leaves appearing after inflorescences; scapes 3-6, 10-18 cm long, 3-4 mm, Ø, ciliate in lower half, tomentose apically; trichomes tufted, white; raceme c. 10-flowered; anthesis from below upward (acropetal); pedicels 0,1-1 cm long, tomentose; tepals 6, lanceolate, acute, 12-17x3-6 mm; anthers 0,5-1,4 cm long; stigma deeply divided into 3 free lobes; seed black as in H. fischeri but seed coat sculpture different (vide Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88: 323 fig. sub nom. H. hockii var. colliculata and p. 330, 2001).
Ecology : Grassland; wooded grassland; often after burning; dembo; sandy soil; border of radioactive valley; c. 1600 m alt.
  Near H. fischeri.
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carte afrique num 22827
Record n°22827 modified 2013-11-01
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