Hypoxis hemerocallidea

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Hypoxis hemerocallidea


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Hypoxidaceae
Genus: Hypoxis
Species: Hypoxis hemerocallidea


Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall., 1842


  • Heterotypic
    • Hypoxis rooperi T.Moore, Gard. Companion Florists' Guide 1: 65 (1852).
    • Hypoxis elata Hook.f., Bot. Mag. 94: t. 5690 (1868), nom. illeg.
    • Hypoxis rooperi var. forbesii Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 17: 118 (1878).
    • Hypoxis obconica Nel, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 330 (1914).
    • Hypoxis patula Nel, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 333 (1914).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Sterretjie, Afrika-patat
English: Yellow star, Star lily, African potato
Sesotho: Moli kharatsa, Lotsane
isiXhosa: iNongwe
isiZulu: inKomfe, iLabatheka

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