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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Species HYPOXIS DECUMBENS L.
PlaceOfPublication P1. Jam. Pugill. 11. 1759
Reference Brackett, loc. cit. 129. 1923.
Synonym Hypoxis caricifolia Salisb. Prodr. 248. 1706. Hypoxis gracilis Lehm. apud Schult. f. Syst. Bot. 7:764. 1830. Hypoxis decumbens var. mexicana (Schult. f.) Jen- nings in Ann. Carn. Mus. 11:97. 1917.
Description Small scapose herbs; corm cylindric to ellipsoid, 0.7-2.0 cm. long, the surrounding leaf sheaths membranous, not fibrous; leaves linear to lanceo- late, 1-4 dm. long, 2-12 mm. broad, sparsely pilose to glabrate; peduncles 1- to 4-flowered, filiform, 2-20 cm. long; perianth segments lanceolate, 4-10 mm. long; capsule club-shaped, cylindric or slenderly ellipsoid, 0.6-1.7 cm. long.
Distribution Mexico to Brazil; Antilles, in meadows, llanos, and savannas.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Piedro de Lino, KilliP 3570; Llanos del Volcain, Seibert 336.
 
 
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