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

Zambia: 9 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angustifolia Lam.N,W,C,SLkDescription, Image
bampsiana WilandWCb
cuanzensis Welw. ex Baker[DD]NN
filiformis Baker[DD]N,W,C,E,SCDescription, Image
goetzei Harms[EN]N,W,C,E,SCb,N,Mc,Lk,SDescription, Image
nyasica BakerC,E,SLk
obtusa Burch. ex Ker Gawl.
polystachya Welw. ex BakerB,N,W,EW
villosa L.f.[DD]Description

Other sources of information about Hypoxis:

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Flora of Botswana: Hypoxis
Flora of Malawi: Hypoxis
Flora of Mozambique: 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
Wikipedia: Hypoxis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypoxis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypoxis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hypoxis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=377, retrieved 3 July 2022

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