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Hypoxis hygrometrica var. splendida R.J.F.Hend.
Family Hypoxidaceae
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. splendida R.J.F.Hend. APNI*

Description: Flowers usually 1 per peduncle; ovary and tepals glabrous or glabrescent on outer surface; seeds globose or ellipsoidal. Anthers erect, ± oblong, shortly forked at apex; stigmatic lobes ± equalling stout stylar column; seeds ellipsoidal. Leaves linear, 3–18 cm long, 1.2–4 mm wide. Inflorescences 1–3, usually 1-flowered; pedicels 2.5–3.5 cm long; bracteoles 1–5 mm long. Tepals narrow-ovate, 8–12 mm long. Anthers 2.8–3.2 mm long. Style 2–3.3 mm long including stigmatic lobes 1–2 mm long.


Flowering: Flowers summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows at comparatively higher altitudes; south from New England area.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by P. G. Richards
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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