Zephyranthes jonesii

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Zephyranthes jonesii Cory

Liliaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Liliales

Zephyranthes jonesii is a perennial.

Naming

Zephyranthes jonesii was already described and the name validly published by Victor Louis Cory. It was Hamilton Paul Traub, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Zephyranthes jonesii is a species in the genus Zephyranthes which contains approximately 91 to 102 species and belongs to the family of the Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family). The type species of the genus is Zephyranthes atamasco.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Zephyranthes jonesii has simple leaves. The leaves are linear and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Zephyranthes jonesii produces solitary ligth-yellow six-stellate flowers from August to October.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Zephyranthes jonesii is native to Texas.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on dry soil.

Uses

The ornamental value of Zephyranthes jonesii lies especially in its fragrance.

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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