Hypoxis curtissii

Rose in J. K. Small
in J. K. Small, Fl. S.E. U.S., 287, 1329. 1903.
Synonyms: Hypoxis erecta var. leptocarpa Engelmann & A. Gray Hypoxis hirsuta var. leptocarpa (Engelmann & A. Gray) Brackett Hypoxis leptocarpa (Engelmann & A. Gray) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 202. Mentioned on page 201.

Leaves 3–12 mm wide, soft, flexible, glabrous or nearly so. Scape (4–)5–13(–27) cm. Inflorescences racemose, 1–3(–7)-flowered; proximal 2 flowers, when present, not paired; bracts (3–)5–20(–80) mm. Flowers: tepals 4–8(–11) × 0. 5–2.1 mm, 2 or less times longer than pedicel, usually 2 or less times longer than ovary; anthers 1–1.8 mm; ovary cylindric, (2–)3–6(–7) × 1–3 mm, glabrate or sparsely pubescent; pedicel (2–)5–12(–20) mm, usually shorter than bracts. Seeds black, lustrous, 1.2–1.6 mm, coarsely muricate.

Phenology: Flowering year round.
Habitat: Riverbanks, floodplains
Elevation: 0–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va.


When not in flower, the rosettes of Hypoxis curtissii can be easily mistaken for Cyperus, which grows in the same habitats.

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Lower Taxa


... more about "Hypoxis curtissii"
Alan Herndon +
Rose in J. K. Small +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +  and Va. +
0–100 m +
Riverbanks, floodplains +
Flowering year round. +
in J. K. Small, Fl. S.E. U.S., +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Hypoxis erecta var. leptocarpa +, Hypoxis hirsuta var. leptocarpa +  and Hypoxis leptocarpa +
Hypoxis curtissii +
species +