Hypoxis aurea Lour.

    (Lily Or African Potato Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALI MUSLI FAMILY (काली मूसली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : HYPOXIDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hypoxis aurea Lour.
  • Common name : Golden Star Grass
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open grasslands in the evergreen and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Hills above 1000m, in shady locations
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Buldhana district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Keonjhar district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hypoxis aurea. Downloaded on 27 September 2023.

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