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|Family: Amaryllidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Amaryllis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Amaryllis belladonna L.
Habit: Bulb 5--10+ cm. Stem: 30--60 cm, stout. Leaf: linear, 30--45 cm, 1.5--3 cm wide. Inflorescence: umbel-like, appearing after leaves withered; bracts scarious; pedicels 2--4 cm. Flower: perianth spreading or +- reflexed, funnel-shaped, parts 5--8 cm, fused +- 1 cm, +- pink, sometimes white or yellow basally, crown 0; filaments >> anthers; stigma +- spheric or minutely 3-lobed. Fruit: capsule, +- spheric, dehiscing irregularly. Seed: 0 [few, fleshy, white or +- pink].
Ecology: Disturbed sites, often around abandoned home sites; Elevation: < 750 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SnFrB, SCo, SnBr; Distribution Outside California: Louisiana, temperate tropics, South America, Africa, Mediterranean. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Amaryllis
Next taxon: Leucojum
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Amaryllis belladonna, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12964, accessed on December 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 09, 2016.