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Photo by Cameron McMaster,
taken in Overberg, South Africa.

Photo by Cameron McMaster in Napier.

Author: T.A. Durand & Hans Schinz, 1894
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Clay - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1 Centimetre
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pauridia hypoxidioides, Harv. 1838. 
Ixia minima,
Schrank. 1822.
Ixia minuta,
Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1782.
Fabricia minuta, Thunb.
Hypoxis minuta,
Eckl. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
Hypoxis nana,
E.Mey. ex Baker.
Hypoxis triandra,
Pappe ex Baker.
Hypoxis truncata,
Thunb. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
Galaxia minuta,
Ker Gawl.
Ixia minima,
Romulea minuta,
Syringodea minuta,

This member of the Hypoxidaceae family was given this name by Théophile Alexis Durand and Hans Schinz in 1894. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in sand, clay or a mix, with some water and little to some sun. The bulb grow to one centimetre, the leaves to five centimetres.

The genera name is derived from the Greek Pauros; 'small' and idia; 'dim', relating to the small size of some of the species in the genus. The species name also means 'minute' or 'tiny'.

Photo by Cameron McMaster in Napier.