Hypoxis aurea Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 200 1790. (Syn. Curculigo graminifolia Nimmo, Hypoxis frankquevillei Miq.; Hypoxis minor D.Don);

hy-POK-sis — from Greek hypo (beneath) and oxys (sharp); referring to base of capsuleDave’s Botanary
AW-re-uh — golden flower Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: golden star grass • Hindi: भूई खजूर bhui khajur • Marathi: सोनतारा sontara • Nepalese: बन सिरु ban siru

 

Native to: s China, e Asia, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia
Hypoxis aurea Lour (Hypoxidaceae) is a tiny herb producing small but beautiful yellow flowers during summer. Leaves are similar to grasses.

 

No need to confuse with Gagea elegans (syn. of Gagea lutea), which has single leaf per plant, scape is not long hairy, and more importantly ovary is superior. Hypoxis aurea has more than one leaves at base, leaves and scape are long hairy and you can see inferior ovary below the perianth;

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Kalatope id al070111 .. Lily Family??: This plant is starting to bloom right now.. BUT a similar plant was seen
at a higher altitude (2900 mts) in the month of April… which I had
thought to be ‘Gagea elegans’.. NOW I’m confused…

Location Kalatope
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 10 inches


No need to confuse with Gagea elegans, which has single leaf per plant, scape is not long hairy, and more importantly ovary is superior.

Your plant Hypoxis aurea has more than one leaves at base, leaves and scape are long hairy and you can see inferior ovary below the perianth.

 

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identification no 170811sn1: Kindly identify this flora taken at my farm at Mulshi, Pune. A guess Hypoxis aurea. Everywhere now.
Date/Time; July/Aug
Loacation: Mulshi, Pune.3500ft. above msl.
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb
Height/Length: tiny, about 6 in.


 

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Kas Week :: DV :: 28 SEP 08 – 1238 :: Hypoxis aurea: Kas plateauabout 4000 ft asl
… one of the 39 World Heritage sites in the Western Ghats of India

28 SEP 08
Hypoxis aurea Lour. … (family: Hypoxidaceae)
hy-POK-sis — from Greek hypo (beneath) and oxys (sharp); referring to base of capsuleDave’s Botanary
AW-re-uh — golden flower Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: golden star grass • Hindi: भूई खजूर bhui khajur • Marathi: सोनतारा sontara • Nepalese: बन सिरु ban siru
Native to: s China, e Asia, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia
References: Flowers of IndiaeFloraFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar

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Hypoxis aurea from Uttarakhand : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Hypoxis aurea Lour (Hypoxidaceae) is a tiny herb producing small but beautiful yellow flowers during summer. Leaves are similar to grasses. It commonly occur in pine forests of Uttarakhand.
Here photographed near Jeolikot, on way to Naini Tal.
 

 


 

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Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Gagea lutea for validation :  Attachments (4).  3 posts by 2 authors.
This small grass-like herb was shot from Chakrata area, please validate if this is Gagea lutea

 


I believe Hypoxis aurea Hypoxidaceae.


Thanks for the correction …


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hypoxis aurea : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

hypoxis aurea

last weekend (3.8.14) at khandala


How do we differentiate between Curculigo orichioides and Hypoxis sp.?


these two links explain the differences very well
the obvious difference in field is size
Hypoxia aurea—-for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Pic taken at Aambyvalley rd., lonavala, Pune in june14.


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Hypoxis aurea ABJUN01/11 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.

I found a lone plant yesterday on my walk. I had seen some last year too and had identified them as Hypoxis aurea. Since the flower here is on a stalk longer than the leaves, I have doubts whether I am identifying it correctly. Please advise.
Hypoxis aurea, Golder Star Grass
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m

27 June 2015.


I think you are right.

efi page on Hypoxis aurea


H. aurea flowers are out here and I photographed a couple of different plants showing the white hair on leaf blades and the habit.

Hypoxis aurea

Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m approx.
22 June 2017
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Superb images with great details.


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Common name Golden Star Grass.

Kindly validate.


I think you are right.


 

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SK13JUN21-2106:ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

 

Enclosing some pictures for ID.
Location : Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude : 6000 ft

Date: 15 August 2015


 

It does not look like Z.citrina because leaves are different and rougher than Z.c.


Either Hypoxis or Curculigo!!


Hypoxis aurea I hope. Please see eFI page on H.aurea.


Adding some more pictures I took thus year which may help
for ID. Attachments (2)


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Hypoxis aurea as identified by …  earlier.

 

 


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identification no 021011sn1: Kindly identify this herb. Reposting as I missed one photo.
date/time:aug11
location:mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:herb

height:tiny


 

It seems to be Curculigo orchioides for me.


 

pls also provide leaf photo.. to me it looks like Hypoxis sp.


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identification no011011sn2: Kindly id. this herb.

date/time:aug11
location:mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:herb

height:tiny,9″


very difficult to id by this photo, but still i guess that it may be Hypoxis aurea.. its common in Mulshi, Pune.


Please try upload pictures of leaves and habit of the plant for better learning and id the plant with confidence. Just flowers may always create doubts and resulted in assumptions rather than confirmation of the id.


 

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‎Hypoxidaceae week Hypoxis aurea ? for Validation : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

attaching images of Hypoxis aurea for Validation from Nashik, please validate, three tepals are smaller,


Looks different from images at Hypoxis aurea


May I request you to pl. show us the leaves clearly.


attaching additional images

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Commonly seen at Malshej : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)

This yellow flower, having a corolla just 2 cm across, pedicel about 5 cm long, corolla of 6 petals, 3 stamens with distinct anthers and leaves like blades of grass, was to be seen everywhere in Malshej.  Could anyone throw light on its identity please?


Hypoxis aurea, golden star grass … http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Golden%20Star%20Grass.html


 

It seems to me Molineria sp of Hypoxidaceae


there is also a white variety of it? I have similarlooking in my garden, but will have to wait till april / may next year.


Searching in Wikipedia, I could not find Hypoxis aurea listed, although I came across 13 sps of the genus. One of the common names mentioned for the genus was Yellow Star-grass. Flowers are presumably yellow. The name ‘ grass ‘ is a misnomer, since the flower is unlike a grass, but lily-like in family hypoxidaceae, sometimes being  included in Amaryllidaceae family or the Liliaceae family.
A pix similar to … flower pix is shown in the link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoxis


Hypoxis aurea Lour. as per images herein

 

 


 

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ID request.. small herb from Scrcub forest, Punjab Pakistan : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)


 

Pl. check

Hypoxis aurea  ???? Image of basal leaves ??


To me appears close to images at Hypoxis aurea


Yes, this should be Hypoxis aurea

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Hypoxis aurea Lour. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Mirik ( Soureni),India
Altitude: 6000 ft.
Date: 8 May 2018
Habit : Wild 
Nepali Names : बन सिरु Ban Siru / कर्सुल  Karsul

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Hypoxis aurea, Mahabeleshwar : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Hypoxis aurea
third week of June, 2018, Mahabeleshwar
we saw several plants on open grassy slopes and forest clearings

quite a few of these plants were beginning to flower


  

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Flower id Lonavala 1 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)

Location – Lonavala (Maharashtra)
Date – August 2019

Very close to Curculigo, please check with that …


Hypoxis aurea


Thanks …, I always get confused between Curculigo orichioides and Hypoxis aurea. In fact I had sent one more post for ID (Flower for id -ID16092020SH2) for similar looking flowers and … identified it as Hypoxis aurea. So always unsure about it. Can you please let me know the difference ?


Yes there’s some differences between both …,
Inflorescence many flowered,  fruit berry…. Curculigo
Inflorescence 1 or 2 flowered, fruit Capsule….Hypoxis

 

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