Hippeastrum psittacinum

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Hippeastrum psittacinum Herb.

Amaryllidaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales
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Hippeastrum psittacinum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Contents

Naming

Hippeastrum psittacinum was already described and the name validly published by John Bellenden Ker Gawler. It was William Herbert, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Hippeastrum psittacinum is a species in the genus Hippeastrum which contains approximately 91 to 102 species and belongs to the family of the Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 40 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Hippeastrum psittacinum has simple leaves that are basal. The leaves are linear and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Hippeastrum psittacinum produces umbels of white funnel-shaped flowers from April to May.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Hippeastrum psittacinum is native to South Brazil.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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