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 an umbel, 5-many-flowered; sub-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 a capsule, dehiscing irregularly.

Worldwide: 2 species in South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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belladonna L.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Amaryllis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Amaryllis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Amaryllis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Amaryllis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Amaryllis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Amaryllis
JSTOR Plant Science: Amaryllis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Amaryllis
Plants of the World Online: Amaryllis
Tropicos: Amaryllis
Wikipedia: Amaryllis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Amaryllis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1635, retrieved 26 May 2024

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