African Plant Database

Hypoxis suffruticosa Nel
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hypoxis urceolata auct. Hepper, non Nel
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb from a tuber 5-7x4,5-7 cm, orange inside, side with stout white roots, apex with fibrous leaf remnants; leaves tristichous, 6-12, erect, blade linear, 20-50x1 cm (2 cm at base), covered when young with dense grey-ashy to white hairs; scapes 1-4, to 30 cm tall with dense indumentum, appearing before the leaves; inflorescence corymbose, 2-7-flowered; tepals ovate, c. 10x4 mm; seeds black, testa smooth without wrinkles.
Ecology : Rocky soils; often in burned meadows; grassland often wooded; 1420-2100 m alt.
  Near H. camerooniana. Can be confused with Curculigo pilosa (with ovary far below the tepals !).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 22831
Record n°22831
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