African Plant Database

Hypoxis lejolyana Wiland
Protologue : Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 42(2): 418 (1997)
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 29 cm tall; rhizome ovoid, c. 4 cm Ø; tunic stiff, fibrous, with 2-3 mm wide blades to 7 cm long, often covered with indumentum; outer leaves 2-3, linear, 5x0,8 cm, basally with membranous margins, pubescent on upper half with 2-branched white or yellow hairs; inner leaves 3-5, to 29x3 mm, ciliate on margins and midribs with tufted hairs, hispid below, sparsely pilose above; scapes 2-4, to 25 cm long, 0,2 cm Ø, winged, pubescent in upper half; cymes 2-5-flowered; tepals 6, ovate, c. 8x3 mm, pubescent beneath; capsule turbinate, 6-7x4 mm, pubescent. Basipetal flower anthesis.
Ecology : Wooded grassland with Parinari sp.; pasture with natural vegetation on Kalahari sand.
  Near H. polystachya (with tepals 1,3-1,5 cm long).
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carte afrique num 22841
Record n°22841 modified 2007-03-23
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