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- Hippeastrum aglaiae
- Hippeastrum angustifolium Hippeastrum angustifolia
- Hippeastrum anzaldoi
- Hippeastrum argentinum Hippeastrum Argentinian
- Hippeastrum aulicum Palace Hippeastrum
- This species has many varieties:
- Hippeastrum aviflorum (Hippeastrum Bird-flowered)
Synonyms: Amaryllis aglaiae A. Cast.
The species was classified in 1941 by the botanist A. Castellanos.
Habitat: in the rainforests of Argentina and Bolivia.
Description: 2-3 graceful, funnel-shaped, creamy-yellow flowers with a greenish-yellow throat. Peduncle height 50-51 cm.
Hippeastrum angustifolium Hippeastrum angustifolia
Synonyms: Amaryllis angustifolia (Pax) Traub & Uphof, Sprekelia Spectabilis Hoehne.
The species was classified in 1890 by the botanist Pax in Engler.
Habitat: tropical regions of South America, Argentina, northeastern provinces of Misiones and Corrientes, Paraguay, islands in southern Brazil, along the Parana River and its tributaries, in the wetlands of Uruguay.
Description: The leaves are narrow, long, grayish-green (hence the name "angustifolium"). The flowers are red, large, impressive with their magnificent shape, similar to the flowers of sprekelia. There are 4-9 flowers on the peduncle. The filaments and pistil are red.
This species is similar to Hippeastrum cybister and Sprekelia formosissima. The main difference is that H. angustifolium grows in watery conditions, in swamps. At the time of drought, the bulbs go to rest.
Synonyms: Amaryllis anzoldoi Cardenas
The species was classified in 1956 by the botanist Cardenas.
Habitat: in the vicinity of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level, in a dry canyon.
Description: flowers are light yellow or creamy with a greenish throat, wavy petals, staminate filaments and pistil are short.
Features of cultivation: The plant is deciduous and requires a dormant period of about 3 months. During the dormant period and until the end of flowering, watering is not necessary. When planting, the bulb is not deeply buried, only half. Leaves appear after flowering.
Interesting: Some botanists consider Нippeastrum Anzaldoi as a synonym for H. evansiae, which is also native to Bolivia, although it grows at lower altitudes.
Hippeastrum argentinum Hippeastrum Argentinian
Synonyms: Amaryllis argentina ((Pax) Ravenna), Amaryllis argentina subsp. plicatilis (Ravenna), Amaryllis candida ((Stapf) Traub & Uphof), Amaryllis immaculata (Traub & Moldenke), Amaryllis tucumana ((E. Holmb.) Traub & Uphof), Crinum argentinum (Pax), Hippeastrum candidum (Stapf), Hippeastrum tucumanum (E. Holmb.).
The species was classified in 1890 by the botanist Pax AT Hunziker
Habitat: Bolivia, Argentine Andes, northwest Argentina: Tucuman, Catamarca, Salta
Description: on a peduncle, 30-40 cm high, from 2 to 6 fragrant, long-tubular, snow-white flowers with corrugated petals are formed. The bulb is large, with a neck length, reaches 20 cm in circumference. The species is deciduous, with a dormant period.
This species is little known. In nature, it grows in the subtropics on shady mountain slopes at an altitude of 500 to 1600 m. It grows on poor, rocky soils. In natural conditions, it blooms in late spring in April and May.
Hippeastrum aulicum Palace Hippeastrum
Synonyms: Amaryllis aulica (Ker Gawl.), Amaryllis aulica var. platypetala (Lindl.), Amaryllis heuseriana ((H. Karst.) Ravenna), Amaryllis heuseriana forma campanulata (Ravenna), Amaryllis robusta (Otto & A. Dietr.), Amaryllis rougieri (Carriere), Amaryllis tettanulica autifolia. (Raf.), Aulica platypetala ((Lindl.) Raf.), Aulica striata (Raf.), Hippeastrum aulicum var. platypetalum ((Lindl.) Herb.), Hippeastrum aulicum forma robustum ((A. Dietr. ex Walp.) Voss), Hippeastrum heuserianum (H. Karst.), Hippeastrum robustum (A. Dietr. ex Walp.), Hippeastrum tweedianum (Herb.), Omphalissa aulica ((Ker Gawl.) Salisb.), Trisacarpis rubra (Raf.)
The species was classified in 1819 by the botanist Herbert
Habitat: Central Brazil, Paraguay.
Description: The bulb is ovoid, 7 cm in diameter, with a short neck. Leaves (6-9 pieces) are bright green, 30-60 cm long and up to 5 cm wide. Peduncles are longer than leaves, appear simultaneously with leaves. On the peduncle there are usually 2-4 bright red, scarlet flowers with a green throat, with a slight dark red venation on the petals. Perianth segments 12 cm long, obovate, slightly pointed. The filaments and pistil are red.
The plant is an epiphyte, in nature it grows on trees.
- Hippeastrum aulicum
- Hippeastrum aulicum
This species has many varieties:
- Hippeastrum aulicum var. platypetalum (Lindl.) Herb.
- Hippeastrum aulicum var. robustum
- Hippeastrum aulicum aff. var. stenopetalum
- Hippeastrum aulicum sp aff. aulicum "Corupa"
Hippeastrum aviflorum (Hippeastrum Bird-flowered)
Synonyms: Amaryllis aviflora (Ravenna), Amaryllis rubropicta, Hippeastrum rubropictum.
Habitat: Argentina, Brazil
Description: A very rare, endangered, poorly studied species. Due to its rarity, the description of the habitat is misleading. Some consider this species close to H. iguazuanum and assume that both species grow in the same natural conditions, i.e. in northeastern Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Others, however, suggest that the habitat of Hippeastrum aviflorum is in drier areas in northern Argentina, and indeed the species was found in Argentina in the province of Salta.
H. aviflorum is an evergreen species.
The flowers are yellow, the lower petals have a green tint. The flower is flattened vertically, the diameter of the flower is twice the height.
Features of cultivation: The bulb is buried completely in a sandy substrate. The location is sunny, light partial shade is possible. Watering during the growing season is moderate, during a period of relative dormancy, that is, when growth slows down, watering is reduced. Vegetation season: autumn-winter. Flowering in early autumn.
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