Zephyranthes rosea

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  • Botanical Name : Zephyranthes rosea Lindl.
  • Synonyms : Amaryllis carnea Schult. & Schult. f.
  • Common Name : Gulchubu, Rosy Rain Lily
  • Plant Family : Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Punit Van

About Zephyranthes rosea Plant :

  • Habit : A small herb with a bulb.
  • Leaves : Radical, linear, grass-like.
  • Flowers :
    • Solitary on a scape, rose-red or pink spathecoloured, bifid.
    • Perianth segments 6, obovate, veiny.
    • Stamens 6, adnate on the perianth, anthers versatile.
    • Ovary inferior, 3-celled, ovules many, style long, stigma 5-fid.
  • Fruit : Diplotegia small.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - October
  • Significance : Cultivated in the gardens.