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Hippeastrum papilio

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Family  Amaryllidaceae
Rank  Species
Clade  Angiosperms
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Amaryllidoideae
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Similar  Hippeastrum aulicum, Hippeastrum cybister, Hippeastrum, Hippeastrum reticulatum, Hippeastrum puniceum

Hippeastrum papilio


Hippeastrum papilio is a flowering perennial herbaceous bulbous plant, in the Amaryllidaceae family, native to southern Brasil.

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Description

Colours are variable from white to creamy-green, or dark apple-green with carmine, maroon or purple striations.

Taxonomy

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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.

Etymoloogy

papilio: Latin Butterfly

Distribution

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Tropical rain forests of the Atlantic coast of southern Brazil. While its natural habitat is shrinking, it is becoming increasingly popular in horticulture

Ecology

Epiphytic.

Conservation

Considered endangered.

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References

Hippeastrum papilio Wikipedia


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