Hippeastrum

This group consists of 75 deciduous, perennial bulbs mostly native to tropical America. Commonly known as Barbados Lilies and Amaryllis, these plants shouldn't be confused with Amaryllis Belladonna, which is a completely different group. Amaryllises are excellent for growing in flowerbeds, in containers, and as houseplants. They produce...
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hippeastrum

[n] - amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowers
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Hippeastrum

(from the article `Amaryllidaceae`) ...Many tropical lilylike plants also belong to the family, such as those of the genera Haemanthus (Cape tulip, or blood lily), Alstroemeria ...
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Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum m is a genus of about 90 species and over 600 hybrids and cultivars of perennial herbaceous bulbous plants. They generally have large fleshy bulbs and tall broad leaves, generally evergreen, and large red or purple flowers. Hippeastrum is a genus in the family Amaryllidaceae (subfamily Amaryllidoideae, tribe Hippeastreae, and subtribe ...
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