African Plant Database

Hypoxis upembensis Wiland
Protologue : Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 42(2): 414 (1997)
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 21 cm tall; rhizome globose, 1,5 cm Ø, tunic not conspicuous, membranous and fibrous, to c. 5 cm long; leaves 5-10, subulate, 7-21x0,2 cm, margins membranous in basal part; young leaves sparsely pilose on margins and midrib below with 2-branched trichomes; scapes 3-4, 11,5-21 cm long, 0,1 cm Ø, basal part very narrowly winged, glabrous or with several trichomes, in upper half sparsely pilose with 2-branched trichomes; inflorescence 2-flowered, clustered; pedicels to 6 mm long, pilose, with tufted trichomes; outer tepals elliptic, c. 10x5 mm, pilose (golden yellow) outside; seed coat sculpture with more elongated papillae than in H. angustifolia.
Ecology : Grassland; c. 1750 m alt.
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carte afrique num 22840
Record n°22840 modified 2013-08-02
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