Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch., C.A. Mey. & Avé-Lall.

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Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Photo: Sune Holt
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, S.A.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Photo: Sune Holt
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, S.A.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Photo: Sune Holt
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, S.A.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Photo: Sune Holt
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, S.A.

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Photo: Sune Holt
Phophonyane Nature Reserve, Swaziland

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Photo: Sune Holt
Phophonyane Nature Reserve, Swaziland

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Photo: Sune Holt
Phophonyane Nature Reserve, Swaziland

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Synonyms: Hypoxis rooperi T. Moore
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Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb, up to 40 cm tall, growing from a stout vertical, ty roots in the middle. Leaves 7-16, overlapping at the base, 10-60 cm long, finely many-ribbed, greyish pubescent beneath with mostly 2-armed hairs. Inflorescences 2-14, usually appearing with the leaves, up to 30 cm long. Flowers 2-10 in a raceme-like arrangement 3-10 cm long; bracts linear-lancelolate, 7-30 mm long, densely greyish hairy; tepals up to 2 cm long, yellow, greyish hairy on the outside; oute tepals slightly longer than inner. Capsule 508 mm long with black and glossy seeds.
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Habitat: In short grassland on sandy soils and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1850 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, Free-State, Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Images last updated: Friday 1 January 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 67 - 68. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 192. (Includes a picture).

Nordal, I. & Zimudzi, C. (2001). Hypoxidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 12.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 124.


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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 hemerocallidea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115540, retrieved 27 June 2016

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