Fischer, Meyer & Avé-Lallemant, 1843
Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Star Flower, Star Lily African Potato
Hypoxis elata, Hook.f.
Hypoxis obconica, Nel
Hypoxis patula, Nel.
This member of the Anthericaceae
family was given this name by
Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, Carl Anton (Andreevič)
von Meyer and Julius Léopold Edouard Avé-Lallemant in
1843. It is found in south-eastern Africa,
growing in sand or an other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun.
The corm will grow to seven centimetres and the leaves to
40 centimetres. The flowers are bright yellow.
Also seen as a member
of the Anthericaceae, Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae families.
The genera name from the Greek
hypo; 'beneath' and -oxys; 'sharp'; referring to the
base of the capsule. The
species name indicate the flower only last one day.