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Genus: Hymenocallis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Amaryllidaceae

Sixty-three species, native to tropical and subtropical South America, with four species cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Hymenocallis acutifolia

Native to Mexico.


Hymenocallis littoralis

Native from Mexico to northern South America.


Hymenocallis narcissiflora (Basket flower)

Native to Peru and Bolivia.


Hymenocallis ovata

Native to the West Indies?




  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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