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Author: D.A. Snijman & A. Kocyan, 2013
Origin:  South-Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1,5 Centimetres
Height:  2-10 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ianthe trifurcillata, Gert Cornelius Nel, 1914.
Spiloxene trifurcillata,
Henri Georges Fourcade, 1932.
Spiloxene trifurcillata,

This member of the Hypoxidaceae family was given this name by Deirdré Anne Snijman and Alexander Kocyan in 2013. It is found in south eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained but rather rich organic soil with some to lots of water water and some sun. The caudex can grow to one and a half centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to ten centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.

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 means 'forked into three' and 'pattern'.

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