Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)

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Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge on Mt Shangani, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, mostly up to 35 cm tall, growing from a turbinate vertical rhizomeringed in the middle by stout roots. Leaves 5-12, folded along the length, overlapping at the base, 10-30 cm long and 1-2 cm wide, recurved, densely hairy on the margins and midrib; thinly strigose on the blades. All hairs stellate, silvery or white, sometimes reddish-brown. Inflorescences 1-3, usually appearing with the young leaves, overtopping or equalling the recurved leaves. Flowering stems up to 35 cm long, somewhat flattened, 1-3 mm wide, pubescent on the margins and towards the apex. Flowers 1-6; tepals all similar, elliptic to lanceolate, 6-12 mm long, yellow, white to brownish hairy on the outside. Capsule turbinate, 5-7 mm long, excluding the persistent perianth. Seeds black and glossy.
Notes: The specimen in the images (K. Mutasa 004, K) appears to be a good match with this undescribed but distinct sp. A from Flora Zambesiaca Volume 12 part 3, 2001: 15-16.
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Habitat: Montane grassland and rocky hillsides
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Worldwide distribution: So far known only from Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe but expected to probably occur also in Swaziland.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Images last updated: Friday 14 August 2015
Literature:

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 92.

Nordal, I. & Zimudzi, C. (2001). Hypoxidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 15 - 16.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 109.


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Flora of Malawi: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
Flora of Mozambique: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
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Ispot Southern Africa: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
JSTOR Plant Science: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)
Tropicos: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3)


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hypoxis sp. A (as per FZ 12-3).
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115590, retrieved 21 September 2017

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