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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Hypoxidaceae
Genus: Pauridia
Species: P. acida – P. aemulans – P. affinis – P. alba – P. alticola – P. aquatica – P. breviscapa – P. canaliculata – P. capensis – P. curculigoides – P. etesionamibensis – P. flaccida – P. gardneri – P. glabella – P. gracilipes – P. linearis – P. longituba – P. maryae – P. maximiliani – P. minuta – P. monophylla – P. monticola – P. nana – P. occidentalis – P. ovata – P. pudica – P. pusilla – P. pygmaea – P. salina – P. scullyi – P. serrata – P. trifurcillata – P. umbraticola – P. vaginata – P. verna
Source(s) of checklist:

Pauridia Harv., Gen. S. Afr. Pl.: 341 (1838)
Type species: Pauridia minuta (L.f.) T.Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 142 (1894) Designated as synonym Pauridia hypoxidioides Harv., Gen. S. Afr. Pl.: 342 (1838), nom. superfl.


Ianthe Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 44 (1866).
Spiloxene Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 44 (1866).
Janthe Nel, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 243 (1914), orth. var.
Saniella Hilliard & B.L.Burtt, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 36: 70 (1978).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Southern Africa
Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia
Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Introduced into:
New Zealand North, New Zealand South

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Harvey, W.H. 1838. The genera of South African plants, arranged according to the natural system. lxvi + 429 pp., Cape Town: A.S. Robertson. Hathitrust Reference page. : 341.

Additional references

Snijman, D.A. & Kocyan, A. 2013. The genus Pauridia (Hypoxidaceae) amplified to include Hypoxis sect. Ianthe, Saniella and Spiloxene, with revised nomenclature and typification. Phytotaxa 116(1): 19-33.DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.116.1.2
Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Pauridia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Jan. 6. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Pauridia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Jan. 6. Reference page. 2015. Pauridia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 Jan. 2015.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Pauridia. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 6 2015.

Vernacular names

Pauridia is a flowering plant genus in the family Hypoxidaceae. It is native to southern Africa (the Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho and Namibia), and southern Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia). It has been introduced into New Zealand.[1] The southern African species have been transferred from the genus Spiloxene.[2]

As of November 2020, Plants of the World Online accepted the following species:[1]

Pauridia acida (Nel) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia aemulans (Nel) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia affinis (Schult. & Schult.f.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia alba (Thunb.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia alticola Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia aquatica (L.f.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia breviscapa Snijman
Pauridia canaliculata (Garside) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia capensis (L.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia curculigoides (Bolus) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia etesionamibensis (U.Müll.-Doblies, Mark.Ackermann, Weigend & D.Müll.-Doblies) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia flaccida (Nel) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia gardneri (R.J.F.Hend.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia glabella (R.Br.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia gracilipes (Schltr.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia linearis (Andrews) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia longituba M.F.Thomps.
Pauridia maryae Snijman
Pauridia maximiliani (Schltr.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia minuta (L.f.) T.Durand & Schinz
Pauridia monophylla (Schltr. ex Baker) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia monticola Snijman
Pauridia nana (Snijman) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia occidentalis (Benth.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia ovata (L.f.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia pudica Snijman
Pauridia pusilla (Snijman) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia pygmaea Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia salina (M.Lyons & Keighery) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia scullyi (Baker) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia serrata (Thunb.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia trifurcillata (Nel) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia umbraticola (Schltr.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia vaginata (Schltdl.) Snijman & Kocyan
Pauridia verna (Hilliard & B.L.Burtt) Snijman & Kocyan


"Pauridia Harv". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
Snijman, D.A. (2014), "A taxonomic revision of the genus Pauridia (Hypoxidaceae) in southern Africa", Phytotaxa, 182: 1–114, doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.182.1.1

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