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Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Common names: star flower, yellow star (Eng.); sterblom, gifbol (Afr.); moli kharatsa, lotsane (S Sotho); iNkomfe (Zulu). Wrongly referred to as African potato.
Family: Hypoxidaceae

Hailed as`miracle muti' and `wonder potato', Hypoxis hemerocallidea has been very much in the limelight during the past two decades and is today...

09 / 11 / 2009 | Beate Hölscher | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Haworthia maxima

01 / 01 / 2003 | | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Hymenolepis parviflora

This plant is currently called Hymenolepis crithmifolia....

12 / 08 / 2005 | | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Hoodia flava

Hoodia flava flower (Martin Heigan).
Common names: yellow-flowered ghaap (Eng.); soetghaap (Afr.)
Family: Apocynaceae

Hoodia flava is an indigenous shrublet of southern Africa that is popularly used amongst the Khoi-San people as a hunger and appetite suppressant....

01 / 02 / 2016 | Lerato Hoveka | National Herbarium Pretoria
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