Eucharis candida

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Eucharis candida
Eucharis candida.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Eucharis
Species: E. candida
Binomial name
Eucharis candida
Planch. & Linden

Eucharis candida is a plant species native to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru but cultivated as an ornamental in many other regions.[1]

Eucharis candida is a bulb-forming her with broadly lanceolate to elliptical leaves, pleated lengthwise. Flowers are drooping, borne in umbels. Tepals are white, egg-shaped, reflexed (curling backwards) to reveal the yellow anthers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Eucharis candida
  2. ^ Jules Émile Planchon & Jean Jules Linden. 1853. Catalogue des Plantes Exotiques 8: 3.

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