1. Family: Hypoxidaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Hypoxis L.
      1. Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Hypoxidaceae, I. Nordal & C. Zimudzi. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

    Habit
    Robust perennial herb to 40 cm tall.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome stout, vertical 3–6(8) × 2.5–6(7) cm, turbinate to subglobose, or up to 14 × 4 cm and cylindrical, equatorially ringed by stout contractile roots.
    Leaves
    Leaves 7–16, ternate, conduplicate at least towards the base, arcuate and gradually tapering to a narrowly acute apex, imbricately overlapping at the base; lamina 10–60 × 1.4–4.8 cm, finely many-ribbed, strigose or sericeous-pubescent on the abaxial (lower) surface, sparsely so or glabrescent on the adaxial (upper) surface, the hairs mostly 2-armed with the arms appressed-strigose or ± strongly curled; pseudostem absent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–14, usually appearing with the leaves.
    Scape
    Scapes up to c. 21(30) cm long, flattened in cross-section and up to c. 5 mm wide, densely strigose in upper part, sparsely so or glabrescent below, the hairs unequally 3–6-armed (stellate) with 1–2 arms strongly developed and directed to apex and base, or the hairs 2-armed.
    Flowers
    Flowers 2–7(10) in a raceme-like arrangement 3–6(10) cm long; bracts 7–25(30) mm long, subulate to linear-lanceolate, pubescent to sericeous on the abaxial midrib; pedicels ascending, the lower ones 10–20(30) mm long, the upper decreasing in length.
    Tepal
    Outer tepals 12–20 × 4–8 mm, lanceolate-elliptic, coriaceous, ± involute on the margins, ± densely strigose-sericeous outside; inner tepals 12–18 × 8–11 mm, broadly elliptic to ovate, membranous, ± involute on the margins, glabrous or pubescent-sericeous on the abaxial midrib; the indumentum hairs unequally 3–6-armed (stellate) often with one arm strongly developed and up to c. 5 mm long.
    Stamens
    Filaments 1–3 mm long, triangular with membranous wings; thecae 4–8 mm long.
    Pistil
    Style 1–1.5 mm long; stigma 2–4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5–8 mm long and 5–8 mm in diameter, turbinate, circumscissile.
    Seeds
    Seeds black and glossy, 1.3 × 1.7–1.8 mm, ovoid; testa smooth or ± covered in dome-shaped undulations.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Forbes [s.n.], South Africa K000098812
    Cooper [3242], South Africa K000400526
    Drege [8529], South Africa K000098813
    Rooper, T. [s.n.] K000098811 Unknown type material
    Galpin, E.E. [1100], South Africa Hypoxis patula K000098828 Unknown type material
    Worsdell, W.C. [s.n.], South Africa Hypoxis patula K000483351
    unknown [s.n.], South Africa Hypoxis rooperi K000400594
    Cooper, T. [3240], South Africa Hypoxis rooperi K000400596

    First published in Index Seminum (LE, Petropolitanus) 8: 64 (1842)

    Accepted by

    • Singh, Y. (2007). Hypoxis (Hypoxidaceae) in Southern Africa: taxonomic notes South African Journal of Botany 73: 360-365.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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