African Plant Database

Hypoxis lusalensis Wiland
Protologue : Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 42(2): 421 (1997)
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 24 cm tall; rhizome globose, 1,5 cm Ø; tunic membranous and fibrous, 2-5 cm long; outer leaves 3-5, 2,5-8,5 x c. 1,4 cm, base glabrous, apically pubescent below; indumentum grey; trichomes tufted, c. 6-branched, 0,4-3 mm long; inner leaves 4-6, 0,5-2,4x0,2-0,3 cm, villous-hispid on margins and midrib below, sparsely pilose above; scapes 2-4, 5-12 cm long, 1-1,5 mm Ø, sparsely ciliate in basal half, prominently hispid in upper half, trichomes tufted; flowers 1-2; tepals lanceolate, 1,4-2 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, hispid below; capsule fusiform, 8x3,5 mm.
Ecology : Grassland; river valleys; mountain summit; 1700-2450 m alt.
  Relationships to other species unknown.
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carte afrique num 22843
Record n°22843 modified 2007-03-23
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