1176.000 Amaryllis L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Perennial, bulbous herbs. Leaves appearing after the flowers, oblong somewhat narrow at base. Inflorescence Umbel, 5-may flowered; sun-tended by 2 large, equal free spathes enclosing the whole umbel when in bud flowers erect or ascending. Flowers perianth bilaterally symmetric; corolla tube short; lobes 6, oblanceolate. Fruit capsule, dehiscing irregularly.

Worldwide: 2 species in S Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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SpeciesContent
belladonna L.

Other sources of information about Amaryllis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Amaryllis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Amaryllis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Amaryllis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Amaryllis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Amaryllis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Amaryllis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Amaryllis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1635, retrieved 9 December 2016

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