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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Amaryll. 271. 1837.
Synonym Amaryllis longifolia var. longiflora Ker in Bot. Reg. pl. 303. 1818.
Description Leaves rather broadly ensiform, narrowly acuminate, 6-9 dm. long, 6-8 cm. broad toward the base; flowering scape stout, about 8 dm. tall, involucral bracts narrowly lance-trigonal, 6-9 cm. long, bearing 4-8 showy white flowers usually deeply flushed with purple in the tube; flowers with stout pidicels 2-3 cm. long; perianth tube 8-9 cm. long, very slender, the lobes linear, about 9 cm. long, erect or ascending; stamens widely exserted, the filaments red.
Distribution Very widely cultivated, considered by Dean Herbert to be a native of Jamaica and Antigua.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Little Bocas, von Wedel 253I; Western River, von Wedel 2789a.
Note Widely known as Lirio in Panama. The specimens cited above probably are escapes.
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