Hippeastrum Herb.

Description of the genus

Perianth funnel-shaped; tube usually short, rarely long, often furnished with minute scales or a distinct neck at the throat; segments ovate, subequal or the lowest of the inner row narrower. Stamens declinate, inserted at the throat of the perianth-tube; filaments filiform; anthers linear or linear-oblong, versatile. Ovary 3-celled; ovules many, superposed; style long, filiform, declinate; stigma capitate or trifid. Capsule globose, loculicidally 3-valved. Seeds flattened, with a thin black testa. —Rootstock a bulb with membranous tunics. Leaves lorate or linear. Peduncle hollow. Flowers large and showy, few in an umbel. (from JSTOR)

Comment: Cultivated

Worldwide: Species 30, all inhabiting the tropical and subtemperate regions of the New World

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Hippeastrum:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hippeastrum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hippeastrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2512, retrieved 3 December 2023

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