Hypoxis colchicifolia, the broad-leaved hypoxis or breëblaar-geelsterretjie (Afrikaans), is another cormous plant or geophyte that grows in the summer rainfall grassland of South Africa and Swaziland. The plant has an ample quantity of broad leaves that wrap around each other and the multiple flower stalks. It is not as hairy as some of its relatives in the genus. The plants may become taller than 50 cm. Racemes of bright yellow flowers appear in spring and summer (Manning, 2007).
Medicinal and related uses of the large globose corm include the treatment of impotency, barrenness, hysteria, the concocting of love potions and remedies for countering bad dreams.
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