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Amaryllis belladonna
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Family: AmaryllidaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: AMARYLLIS FAMILY
Habit: Perennial herb, generally from bulb, coat membranous. Stem: erect, generally cylindric, solid. Leaf: basal, sessile. Inflorescence: scapose, umbel-like or 1-flowered; bracts generally 2(8), conspicuous, +- fused. Flower: perianth often with a conspicuous, +- tubular crown, parts 6, in 2 whorls, petal-like, [free to] +- fused, radial or not; stamens 6, +- fused to perianth, +- united, anthers attached at base; ovary inferior, chambers 3, each many-ovuled, style 1, stigmas 1 or 3. Fruit: generally capsule, dry, loculicidal, or fleshy berry.
Genera In Family: +- 60 genera, 800 species.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: AmaryllisView Description 


Species In Genus: 1 sp. Etymology: (Greek: a shepherdess name in classical poetry)

Amaryllis belladonna L.
NATURALIZED
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
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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 April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.


Amaryllis belladonna
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Geographic subdivisions for Amaryllis belladonna:
CCo, SnFrB, SCo, SnBr;
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