Amaryllis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Bulbous perennial herbs. Leaves annual, several, broadly linear, distichous, absent at flowering-time. Inflorescence an umbel terminating the leafless scape, enclosed in bud by a spathe of 2 broad papery bracts. Flowers bisexual, funnel-shaped, often slightly zygomorphic, pedicellate, fragrant; perianth segments fused at base; stamens 6, filaments filiform, anthers dorsifixed, dehiscing introrsely; ovary inferior, 3-locular; ovules many per locule; style filiform, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit an irregularly dehiscent fleshy capsule; seeds few, ovoid, green to pink.

A monotypic South African genus.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
Higher taxa
genus Amaryllis
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