4 gen., S.E. Asia and Aust.

Hypoxis L.

Golden-weather Grass

10 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories

Erect herbs with corms. Leaves basal, linear, up to 40 cm long. Flowers bisexual, regular, solitary or in short racemes. Perianth segments 6, white to yellow, 7–12 mm long, united into a short tube, persistent. Stamens 6. Ovary inferior, 3-locular, with numerous ovules on axile placentas; style 3-fid. Fruit a capsule up to 6 mm long.