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Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Genus Hypoxis L.
PlaceOfPublication Syst. 986. 1759
Reference Brackett in Rhodora 25:120-147. 1923.
Synonym Fabricia Thunb. in Fabricius, Reise Norweg. 23. 1779, in part. Niobea Willd. ex. Schult. f. Syst. Bot. 7:762. 1830. Franquevillea Zoll. apud Miq. Fl. Ind. Bat. 3:586. 1858.
Description Small scapose herbs from corm-like rhizomes, scatteringly pilose throughout, especially in the inflorescence; leaves narrow, grass-like, basal; inflorescence bear- ing 1 or several small yellow flowers, cymose; perianth segments 6, barely united at the base, without a tube, regular, the outer usually somewhat sepal-like; stamens 6, the filaments united to the base of the perianth; pistil 3-celled, in- ferior, more or less truncate at the tip, without a beak; fruit a capsule, dehiscing by longitudinal slits.
Key a. Leaf sheaths at length disintegrating into stiff persistent fibers - 1. H. HUMILIS aa. Leaf sheaths wholly disintegrating, not fibrous - 2. H. DECUMBENS
 
 
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