Pauridia is a genus in the Hypoxidaceae family found in the Western Cape of South Africa. There are only two species in this genus. Plants grow from a corm with leaves forming a basal tuft.

Pauridia longituba is found on seasonally wet sites below and on top of granite boulders in the Southwest Cape. It has white funnel shaped flowers.

Pauridia minuta grows on damp flats and lower slopes from the Southwest Cape to Southern Cape areas. It has 3 to five leaves and white to pale pink bell shaped flowers. Photos by Cameron McMaster taken in the Overberg.

Pauridia minuta, Cameron McMasterPauridia minuta, Cameron McMaster

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