Hypoxis angustifolia Lam.

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Hypoxis angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Hypoxis angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Hypoxis angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Hypoxis angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Envirotrade, Nhambita

Hypoxis angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Envirotrade, Nhambita

Hypoxis angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Envirotrade, Nhambita

Hypoxis angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Envirotrade, Nhambita

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Synonyms: Hypoxis luzuloides Robyns & Tournay.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb, up to 45 cm tall, growing from a vertical, subglobose rhizome, 1.5-3 cm long. Leaves 4-14, linear, up to 40 cm long, hairless or with 2-armed hairs on margins and midrib beneath. Inflorescences 1-6, 15-20 cm long, appressed hairy, 1-4-flowered; pedicels 12-40 mm long, appressed hairy; bracts 5-17 mm long filiform, shorter than the pedicels. Flowers yellow, 10-18 mm in diameter. Capsule turbinate-cylindric, 5-15 mm long, thinly hairy. Seeds dark brown, papillose with 4 wing-like ribs on each papilla.
Notes: The specimens in the photographs (Ballings & Wursten 728 & 1164) have been compared to specimens in both SRGH and BR and they most closely resemble this species but seeds were not seen to comfirm.
Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland on mountain sides and escarpment, often on rocky outcrops; also in floodplain grassland, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and Mauritius
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 25 April 2012
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 68. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 127.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 91.

Nordal, I. & Zimudzi, C. (2001). Hypoxidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 6 - 7.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 115.

Zimudzi, C. (1996). A synopsis of Hypoxidaceae in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) Page 15.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hypoxis angustifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115490, retrieved 26 July 2016

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