Hypoxis parvifolia Baker

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Hypoxis parvifolia

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Mt. Gorongosa, grassland plateau

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Small perennial herb, usually less than 15 cm tall, growing from a vertical rhizome. Leaves 5-8, arching, usually folded along the length, 3-15 cm long, sparsely bristly-hairy or hairless above; margin and midrib below conspicuously ciliate. Flowers 1-2 in 1-5 inflorescences, usually after the leaves, 12-18 mm in diameter when fully opened, bright yellow.
Derivation of specific name: parvifolia: with small leaves
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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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) Pages 17 - 18.

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.

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Flora of Mozambique: Hypoxis parvifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hypoxis parvifolia

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

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: Species information: Hypoxis parvifolia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115570, retrieved 22 April 2024

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