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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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
Wikipedia: Amaryllis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Amaryllis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Amaryllis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Amaryllis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1635, retrieved 11 August 2022

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