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Genus: Hypoxis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Hypoxidaceae

About 90 species (pantropical: sub-Saharan Africa, America, SE Asia and Australia), with 44 species native to southern Africa and one species naturalised.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Singh (2006), Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Hypoxis acuminata

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

Hypoxis angustifolia

Widely distribution in Africa south of the Sahara and also occurs on Mauritius, Rčunion and Madagascar.

Hypoxis argentea

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia and Tanzania.

 

Hypoxis canaliculata

Distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis colchicifolia

Distribution: South Africa.

Hypoxis costata

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland.

 

Hypoxis cuanzensis

Distribution: Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis dinteri

 

Hypoxis exaltata

Distribution: South Africa

 

Hypoxis filiformis

Distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis flanaganii

Distribution: South Africa

 

Hypoxis floccosa

Distribution: South Africa

 

Hypoxis galpinii

Distribution: South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Hypoxis gerrardii

Distribution: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland.

 

Hypoxis goetzei

Distribution: DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Distribution: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Hypoxis interjecta

Distribution: South Africa

 

Hypoxis iridifolia

Hypoxis kraussiana

Distribution: South Africa, Swaziland, possibly DRC.

 

Hypoxis lata

 

Hypoxis limicola

 

Hypoxis longifolia

Distribution: South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique.

 

Hypoxis ludwigii

Distribution: South Africa, Lesotho.

 

Hypoxis malosana

Distribution: Burundi, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, possibly South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis membranacea

Distribution: Angola, Swaziland.

 

Hypoxis multiceps

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland.

Hypoxis neliana

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa.

 

Hypoxis nyasica

Distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis obconica

 

Hypoxis obliqua

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa

 

Hypoxis obtusa

Distribution: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis parvifolia

Distribution: Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique.

Hypoxis parvula

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland.

Hypoxis patula

 

Hypoxis rigidula

Distribution: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, possibly Tanzania, Zimbabwe.  

Hypoxis sagittata

Distribution: South Africa.

 

Hypoxis setosa

 

Hypoxis sobolifera

Distribution: South Africa.

 

Hypoxis stellipilis

Distribution: South Africa.

 

Hypoxis tetramera

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa.

 

Hypoxis uniflorata

Distribution: South Africa.

 

Hypoxis urceolata

Distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis villosa

Distribution: Lesotho, possibly Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Hypoxis woodii

 

Hypoxis zeyheri

Distribution: South Africa.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Hypoxis decumbens

 

References

  • Singh, Y. 2006. Hypoxis (Hypoxidaceae) in Africa: list of species and infraspecific names. Bothalia 36(1): 13-23.
 

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