Amazon Lily

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Amazon Lily
Eucharis amazonica1MTFL.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Eucharis
Species: E. × grandiflora
Binomial name
Eucharis × grandiflora
Planch. & Linden
Synonyms[1]
  • Eucharis lowii Baker
  • Eucharis mastersii Baker
  • Urceolina grandiflora (Planch. & Linden) Traub
  • Urceolina lowii (Baker) Traub
  • Urceolina mastersii (Baker) Traub

Eucharis × grandiflora (Amazon Lily) is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to western Colombia and western Ecuador and widely cultivated as an ornamental in other regions.[2] It is a natural hybrid between E. moorei and E. sanderi. In horticulture it is often confused with E. amazonica, usually differing in its slightly smaller flowers. Despite its common name, it is not closely related to the true lilies.

E. × grandiflora is a perennial growing from an elongated bulb, with deep green leaves and an umbel (cluster) of sweetly scented white flowers on a stem 45–60 cm (18–24 in) tall. In cultivation it requires humidity and temperatures of 18–23 °C (64–73 °F) when in growth.[3][4]

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