Hippeastrum Herb.

First published in Appendix: 31 (1821), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Central & S. Tropical America.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants with many, less strap-shaped, flat, entire leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers large, showy, usually 2 or more in an umbellate cluster at the apex of a hollow, leafless scape
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth funnel-shaped, more or less nodding, the lobes nearly equal, the throat with scales or a corona; stamens inserted in the throat, the filaments separate; anthers linear or linear- oblong; ovary inferior, 3-celled; ovules many; style long, with a capitate or trifid stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 3-valved; seeds flattened, with a thick black testa.
Distribution
A genus of about 75 species, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical America.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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