Spiloxene capensis (L.) Garside

Golden Star

Family: Hypoxidaceae

Genus: Spiloxene

Category: Bulb


White, cream yellow or pink flowers with a dark center.

Hypoxis with but one blossom on the flower-stem; leaves nearly linear, flexible, and scored; the petals spotted at the base. (Bot. Repos. - Hypoxis stellata)


Published in J. Bot. 74: 269 in 1936.

Basionym Amaryllis capensis L.

Synonym Hypoxis stellata L.f.

Native to the Cape of Good Hope.

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