Rhodohypoxis Nel

Greek rhodo – rose-pink or red, hypoxis the genus of that name – referring to the resemblance of the genus to Hypoxis, only with pinkish-red flowers.

Perennial herbs; roots fleshy. Leaves basal, linear, hairy. Flowers radially symmetrical, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a 1-few- flowered raceme.Tepals 3+3, severalnerved, basally fused. Stamens 3+3, attached to floral tube. Ovary inferior, ovoid-elongate. Fruit a capsule. Seeds black.

Grown in full sun on well-drained soils for the simple delicate flowers.

About 6 species from southern Africa.

Fleshy-rooted hairy-leaved herbs with pink to whitish basally fused flowers with inferior ovaries.

Mathew (1984), Singh (2000-1).

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Hypoxidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Liliales
family       Hypoxidaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Rhodohypoxis baurii (Baker) Nel