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Family: HYPOXIDACEAE 

 Hypoxis hemerocallidea
 
  
Author:  Fisch. Mey. & Julius Léopold Edouard Avé-Lallemant 1843
Family:  Hypoxidaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Sand or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Star Flower, Star Lily African Potato
Synonyms:  Hypoxis rooperi, S. Moore. Common misspelling: Hypoxis hermerocallidea
Got it from:  Sodwana, South Africa
Year:  2005

The habitat in Sodwana Bay, South Africa.

A rare form of growth: Three ways.  Only a Madagascan palm are known for that.

 

   This member of the Anthericaceae family was given this name by Fisch. Mey. and Julius Léopold Edouard Avé-Lallemant in 1843. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in sand or an other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The corm will grow to seven centimetres and the leaves to 40 centimetres. The flowers are bright yellow.

Also seen as a member of the Anthericaceae, Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae families.

The name Hypoxis is coined from the Greek words hypo meaning below and hermerocallidea means "resembling Hemerocallis", the  day lilly.

A rare form of growth: Three ways.