John Burchell, 1816
Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa,
Tanzania, Uganda, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Stars, Star Lily, African Potato
Hypoxis angolensis, Baker.
Hypoxis iridifolia, Baker.
This member of the
Hypoxidaceae family was given this name by
William John Burchell in 1816. It is found in
growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to
six centimetres and the leaves to
70 centimetres. The flowers are bright yellow.
Also seen as a member
of the Anthericaceae and Liliaceae families.
The genera name from the Greek
hypo; 'beneath' and -oxys; 'sharp'; referring to the
base of the capsule. The species name means