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Author: Richard Anthony Salisbury, 1866
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Clay - Sand
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Bright Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Autumn Star
Synonyms:  Fabricia plicata Thunb.
Curculigo plicata
, Dryand. 1811.
Gethyllis plicata,
Forbesia plicata,
Hypoxis plicata,

This member of the Hypoxidaceae family was given this name by Richard Anthony Salisbury in 1866. It is found in the southern part of South Africa, growing in clay or loamed soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The bulbs can grow to 3,5 centimetres, the plant reaches 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright yellow.

The genera name is  from the Greek word meaning 'tanglefoot', referring to the habit of the plant. The species name means 'folded'  or 'pleated'.