African Potato

Star grass (also named as Hypoxis aurea Lour., Hypoxidaceae root, Ya dok Kham or Tan diao in Thai, star lily, yellow stars, star grass, African potato or stars) root isolated on white background

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

African Potato (Wikipedia)

Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Hypoxis hemerocallidea BotGardBln1105InflorescenceHabitus.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Order:Asparagales
Family:Hypoxidaceae
Genus:Hypoxis
Species:
H. hemerocallidea
Binomial name
Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Synonyms
  • Hypoxis elata Hook.f. nom. illeg.
  • Hypoxis obconica Nel
  • Hypoxis patula Nel
  • Hypoxis rooperi T.Moore

Hypoxis hemerocallidea, the African star grass or African potato, is a medicinal plant in the Hypoxidaceae family. It is native to southern Africa from South Africa as far north as Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This plant is the best known member of this genus.

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