African Plant Database

Hypoxis urceolata Nel
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 336 (1914) 
Notes : [sensu Morton, 1968 = H. suffruticosa]
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hypoxis bequaertii De Wild. (1921)
=Hypoxis textilis Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis crispa Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis apiculata Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis cryptophylla Nel (1914)
=Hypoxis arenosa Nel (1914)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 60 cm tall; tuber ovoid, 3,3-6,5x2,3-4,3 cm, (bright) yellow inside, bluish when exposed to air; tunic fibrous; outer leaves 1-5, oblong-ovate, 4,5-13x0,8-2,4 cm; inner leaves 5-15, linear, 11-95x0,8-2 cm; trichomes on leaf edges and midrib tufted but on blade surface 2-branched; scapes 4-9, 8-45 cm long, 2-3 mm Ø, ciliate on lower half, pubescent above; trichomes tufted, c. 5-branched, golden; racemes 2-7-flowered; tepals 6, yellow or orange inside, green outside, ovate, 8-15x4-6 mm, pubescent along midrib outside; seed black, testa colliculate with ± flat papillae.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; grassland with xeromorphic shrubs; Combretum woodland; disturbed bushland; pastures, wet or dry; after burns; often on slopes; termite mounds; fallow fields; water flows; rocky kaolin soil; sandy soil over quartzite; rocky or gravel soils; dark grey sandy clay loam; red brown clay loam; cotton soil; 305-2835 (3100) m alt. (most often 1000-2000 m).
  Near H. gregoriana, H. nyasica.
  In Sudan ? (or H. fischeri). Reports from W. Africa and Ethiopia are doubtful as to their identity.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°22847 modified 2013-11-01
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