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Author: Carl von Linnaeus Jr. 1781
Origin:  Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa, Zambia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hypoxis villosa var. obtusa, T. Durand & Schinz, 1894 = Hypoxis obtusa, William John Burchell, 1816.
Hypoxis scabra
G. Lodd. 1825.
Fabricia villosa, Thunb.
Hypoxis decumbens,
Hypoxis fabricia,
Hypoxis microsperma,
Hypoxis obliqua,
Hypoxis scabra,
Hypoxis tomentosa,

This member of the Hypoxidaceae family was given this name by the younger Carl von Linnaeus in 1781. It is found in Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa and Zambia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright yellow.

The genera name from the Greek hypo; 'beneath' and -oxys; 'sharp'; referring to the base of the capsule.  The species name means 'covered in soft hairs'.