African Plant Database

Hypoxis malaissei 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 15-36 cm tall; tuber globose, 1 cm Ø, surrounded by membranous and fibrous black old leaf-bases, for to 2 cm; outer leaves 2, 7-11x1 cm, spathe-like in basal part, pubescent beneath with 2-branched and tuft trichomes; inner leaves ± 4, linear, 7,5-36 cm x 2,5-4 mm, hispid, apex acute; scapes 1-5, 9,5-20 cm long, 1,5 mm Ø, erect, more intensively hispid apically; inflorescence a 2-5-flowered corymb, sometimes only one flower developing; pedicels 0,7-1,2 cm long; tepals 6, yellow, elliptic, c. 7x2,5-3 mm, hairy on lower midrib outside; seed testa honeycombed.
Ecology : Degraded miombo with Dichrostachya cinerea, Euphorbia matabelensis, Brachystegia cf. wangermeeana; 1208 - c. 2000 m alt.
  Only known from 2 collections made in 1971.
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carte afrique num 22842
Record n°22842 modified 2007-03-23
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