Hippeastrum puniceum

(Lamarck) Voss
Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. 3, 1: 1033. 1895.
IntroducedIllustrated
Basionym: Amaryllis punicea Lamarck in J. Lamarck et al., Encycl. 1: 122. 1783
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 283. Mentioned on page 281.

Bulbs 6–10 cm diam. Leaves 6–8, appearing after flowering, 50 × 3–5 cm. Scape to 1 m. Inflorescences 2–4-flowered; bracts 5 cm. Flowers slightly zygomorphic; perianth reddish to salmon, with whitish midstripe on adaxial surface of each outer tepal, tube 3 cm; outer tepals lanceolate to subrhombic, 12 cm or more, apex acuminatenate. Capsules ellipsoid to ovoid, 2 cm. Seeds black, compressed-globose or -subglobose.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Disturbed sites and old gardens, spreading or persisting from cultivation
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

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Introduced; La., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.

Discussion

Hippeastrum puniceum is the “amaryllis” of commerce that is extensively cultivated outdoors in the southern United States and indoors elsewhere.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Walter C. Holmes +
(Lamarck) Voss +
Amaryllis punicea +
La. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America. +
0–100 m +
Disturbed sites and old gardens, spreading or persisting from cultivation +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
Hippeastrum puniceum +
Hippeastrum +
species +