Alstroemeria

Linnaeus

Pl. Alströmeria, 8. 1762

Common names: Lily-of-the-Incas Peruvian-lily
Etymology: for Clas Alströmer, 1736–1794, Swedish naturalist and pupil of Linnaeus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 200. Mentioned on page 55.
Herbs, perennial, from fascicles of fusiform tubers. Stems mostly simple; fertile stems to 1 m or more; sterile stems shorter, more leafy. Leaves alternate; petiole often twisted so as to invert leaf; blade parallel-veined, linear to ovate, margins entire. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate [or 1-flowered]. Flowers slightly zygomorphic; tepals 6, distinct, red, orange, purple, green, or white, frequently spotted, to 5 cm; stamens 6, inserted on perianth base, declinate, usually unequal; ovary inferior; style slender; stigma 3-lobed, filiform. Fruits capsular, 3-valved, dehiscence loculicidal.

Distribution

North America, South America.

Discussion

Species ca. 60 (1 in the flora).

Facts about "Alstroemeria"
AuthorWalter C. Holmes +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
Common nameLily-of-the-Incas + and Peruvian-lily +
DistributionNorth America + and South America. +
Etymologyfor Clas Alströmer, 1736–1794, Swedish naturalist and pupil of Linnaeus +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Introducedtrue +
Publication titlePl. Alströmeria, +
Publication year1762 +
Referenceaker1990a + and uphoff1952a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 339.xml +
Taxon familyLiliaceae +
Taxon nameAlstroemeria +
Taxon parentLiliaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 26 +