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 rhizome. 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-lanceolate, 7-30 mm long, densely greyish hairy; tepals up to 2 cm long, yellow, greyish hairy on the outside; outer tepals slightly longer than inner. Capsule 5-8 mm long with black and glossy seeds.
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Habitat: In short grassland on sandy soils and on rocky hillsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, Free-State, Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Content 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).

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) 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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypoxis hemerocallidea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Tropicos: Hypoxis hemerocallidea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Hypoxis hemerocallidea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115540, retrieved 26 April 2018

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