Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze
Family: Amaryllidaceae
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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. Flowering spring--early summer. Disturbed sites and old gardens, spreading or persisting from cultivation; 0--100 m; introduced; La., Tex.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America; South America. Hippeastrum puniceum is the 'amaryllis' of commerce that is extensively cultivated outdoors in the southern United States and indoors elsewhere.

Hippeastrum puniceum image
Hippeastrum puniceum image
Hippeastrum puniceum image
Kathy M. Davis, University of Florida Herbarium  
Hippeastrum puniceum image
Hippeastrum puniceum image
Hippeastrum puniceum image