African Plant Database

Hypoxis angustifolia var. luzuloides (Robyns & Tournay) Wiland
Protologue : Novon 12(1): 148 (2002)
Information on the genus : Hypoxis
Basionym : Hypoxis luzuloides Robyns & Tournay
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hypoxis luzuloides Robyns & Tournay
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hypoxis baguirmiensis A. Chev.
=*Curculigo djalonensis A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 10-53 cm tall; corm 1-3,6 cm long, 0,8-2,8 cm Ø, white inside, tunic membranous, outer leaf remnants membranous; leaves forming a whitish pseudostem to 5 cm long; leaves 4-14, ± erect, sessile, linear, to c. 50 x 0,15-1 cm, sparsely appresseed-pilose with white to golden soft, 2-branched, to 2,5 mm long hairs; inflorescences 1-6, scapes 5-20 cm x 1 mm; flowers 1-7 in lax corymbs; pedicels 1,2-4 cm long; perianth 1-1,8 cm Ø when open; outer tepals deep yellow inside, light green outside sometimes with a reddish midrib; inner tepals yellow inside, light yellow-green outside; capsule turbinate-cylindrical, 3,5-15x2-4 mm, green, pubescent, with persistent perigon, splitting in 3 longitudinal lobes.
Ecology : Loudetia grassland at edge of rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton; open woodland and bushland; most frequent in treeless and seasonally water-logged grassland, often heavily grazed; black to red, ± heavy clay soils; burnt and secondary grassland; forest margins; shallow soil over rock; termitaria; sandy soils and pastures; 0-3000 m alt.
  S. Africa; Yemen, Socotra, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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Record n°22794 modified 2007-03-23
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