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Family: HYPOXIDACEAE 

 Hypoxis obtusa
 
  
Author:  William John Burchell 1816
Family:  Hypoxidaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 centimetres?
Height:  30 centimetres?
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs?
Pop names:  Yellow Stars, Star Lily, African Potato
Synonyms:  Hypoxis nitida, Verdoorn.
Got it from:  Erfurt, Germany
Year:  2004

The flowers from a close related Hypoxis, and the buds on mine. Seems to dry out before opening.

   This member of the Hypoxidaceaefamily was given this name by William John Burchell in 1816. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. I think (!) the bulb will grow to five centimetres and the leaves to 30 centimetres. The flowers are bright yellow.

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

The name Hypoxis is coined from the Greek words hypo meaning below and oxy referring to the pointed base of the ovary or fruit.