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Hippeastrum papilio is a flowering perennial herbaceous bulbous plant, in the Amaryllidaceae family, native to southern Brasil.
Colours are variable from white to creamy-green, or dark apple-green with carmine, maroon or purple striations.
Collected in the 1960s, it was originally described by Pierfelice Ravenna in 1970 as a species of Amaryllis, it was transferred to Hippeastrum by Johan Van Scheepen in 1997. Placed in the epiphytic Omphalissa subgenus.
papilio: Latin Butterfly
Tropical rain forests of the Atlantic coast of southern Brazil. While its natural habitat is shrinking, it is becoming increasingly popular in horticulture
Hippeastrum papilio Wikipedia