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Hippeastrum miniatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Herb.

Hippeastrum miniatum

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Hippeastrum miniatum is a flowering perennial herbaceous bulbous plant, in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to Peru.[1]

Description

Flowers are bright orange-red (vermilion) with up to six flowers per stem.[5] Bulbs ovate, 5–8 cm in length, leaves tongue shaped, 45–63 cm in length, up to 2.5 cm wide, stems 30–45 cm high. Perigonium up to 10 cn in length, 33 cm wide, with stamens of a similar length.[6]

Taxonomy

First described by Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón Jiménez in 1802, and formerly named by William Herbert in 1821.[1][7]

Etymology

miniatum: Latin - the colour vermilion.[8]

Distribution

H. miniatum grows in river gorges in the high Peruvian Andes.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Hippeastrum miniatum.
  2. ^ Fl. Peruv. 3: 57 (1802)
  3. ^ Fl. Peruv. 3: 56 (1802), nom. illeg.
  4. ^ Fl. Filip.: 254 (1837), sensu auct.
  5. ^ a b Pacific Bulb Society: Hippeastrum miniatum
  6. ^ Baker, John Gilbert: Handbook of the Amaryllideæ including the Alstrœmerieæ and Agaveæ. Bell, London 1888. Page 49 doi:10.5962/bhl.title.15516
  7. ^ Herbert William Appendix: 31 (1821)
  8. ^ Griffith, Chuck (2005). "Dictionary of Botanical Epithets". Retrieved 19 March 2014.
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Hippeastrum miniatum: Brief Summary

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Hippeastrum miniatum is a flowering perennial herbaceous bulbous plant, in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to Peru.

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