Hypoxis hygrometrica var. hygrometrica

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves 6–18 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Inflorescences usually 1–3 per plant. Flowers solitary; perianth lobes narrowly ovate, 7–11 mm long, glabrous externally, or occasionally the sepals with a few scattered scattered thread-like hairs on the abaxial (outer) surface; seeds globular. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VVP, WaP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Scattered in the west to Portland district, and apparently absent in the northern half of the State. Occurs in grassland and light forest predominantly in the east, ascending to the subalps (e.g. Dargo High Plains), often in seasonally damp sites.

Plants with abaxially hairy sepals have sometimes been confused with H. hygrometrica var. villosisepala, but the anther shape and generally narrower perianth lobes suggest these are better placed with var. hygrometrica. Some populations contain both glabrous and hairy-sepalled forms.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-11-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Hypoxidaceae
genus Hypoxis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hypoxis hygrometrica var. hygrometrica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hypoxis hygrometrica var. hygrometrica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory