Hypoxis obtusa Burch. ex Ker Gawl.

First published in Bot. Reg. 2: t. 159 (1816)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Uganda to S. Africa. It is a tuberous geophyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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.
  • Singh, Y. (2007). Hypoxis (Hypoxidaceae) in Southern Africa: taxonomic notes. South African Journal of Botany 73: 360-365.
  • Wiland-Szymanska, J. & Nordal, I. (2006). Hypoxidaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-25.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps. [Cited as Hypoxis villosa.]

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.
  • Wiland-Szymanska, J. & Nordal, I. (2006). Hypoxidaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-25.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bot. Not. 1937: 167 (1937) pro parte
  • Bot. Reg.: tab. 159 (1816)
  • E.J. 51: 334 (1914)
  • F.T.A. 7: 382 (1898)
  • F.Z. 12, 3: 13 (2001).
  • J.L.S. 17: 114 (1878) pro parte quoad type

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 1999 Borle [48] Zimbabwe K000098840 No
Burchell, W.J.? [s.n.] South Africa K000098829 Lectotype Yes
Galpin, E.E. [412] South Africa K000098830 No
Robertson, R. [2] South Africa Hypoxis nitida K000400601 Type Yes

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0