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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
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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