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Species Information

Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall.
(name current 2016)
(Hypoxis rooperi)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Schedule B
Other uses
Destructive harvesting

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Very widely used. Still very widespread and abundant in the wild.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Hypoxis rooperi - Robust. Tuber slightly bristly. Leaves rather stiff, arching outwards, tapering gradually from base to tip, up to 60 cm long x 2 cm wide, closely white-hairy near base, more sparsely above. lnflorescence axis nearly as long as leaves, relatively slender; flowers few, rather loosely arranged on slender stalks. Perianth up to 18 mm long.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.