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

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

Malawi: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustifolia Lam.N,C,SDescription, Image
bampsiana WilandN,C
filiformis BakerN,SDescription, Image
goetzei HarmsNDescription, Image
nyasica BakerN,C,S
obtusa Burch. ex Ker Gawl.
parvifolia BakerSDescription, Image
polystachya Welw. ex BakerN,CDescription, Image
sp. A (as per FZ 12-3) SDescription, Image
subspicata PaxN,C

Other sources of information about Hypoxis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hypoxis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hypoxis
Flora of Mozambique: Hypoxis
Flora of Zambia: Hypoxis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hypoxis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypoxis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hypoxis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hypoxis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hypoxis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hypoxis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypoxis
JSTOR Plant Science: Hypoxis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypoxis
Plants of the World Online: Hypoxis
Tropicos: Hypoxis
Wikipedia: Hypoxis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Hypoxis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=377, retrieved 17 April 2024

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