1230.000 Hypoxis L.

Description of the genus

Herbaceous geophyte with a fibrous base and with a corm. Leaves basal, sessile, with a sheathing base; outermost reduced to cataphylls. Indumentum of 2-armed or stellate hairs. Inflorescence a raceme or corymb or flowers solitary. Flowers without a perianth tube. Tepals in two series of 3; yellow inside, hairy on the outer side. Fruit a capsule. Seeds not strophiolate, smooth or (often) papillose

Comment: All our species are deceptively similar while within each species shape and size of plants, leaves and flowers can be quite variable. This makes the species notoriously difficult to identify.

Worldwide: 150 species in warm and tropical regions, most frequent in the southern hemisphere

Mozambique: 8 taxa.

Hypoxis parvifolia

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustifolia Lam.N,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
filiformis BakerMS,MDescription, Image
hemerocallidea Fisch., C.A. Mey. & Avé-Lall.MDescription, Image
nyasica BakerN,Z,GI
parvifolia BakerMSDescription, Image
polystachya Welw. ex BakerT
rigidula BakerM
sp. A (as per FZ 12-3) MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hypoxis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hypoxis
Flora of Malawi: Hypoxis
Flora of Zambia: Hypoxis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hypoxis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hypoxis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hypoxis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hypoxis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypoxis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypoxis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Hypoxis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Hypoxis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=377, retrieved 18 April 2019

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