Sprekelia

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Aztec lilies
Jacobean lilies
Sprekelia formosissima 1.jpg
Sprekelia formosissima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Sprekelia
Type species
Sprekelia formosissima
(L.) Herb.

Sprekelia is a genus of Mesoamerican plants in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[1] Sprekelia plants are sometimes called Aztec lilies or Jacobean lilies although they are not true lilies.[2][3][4][5]

This genus is named after Johann Heinrich von Spreckelsen (1691–1764), who supplied the plants to Lorenz Heister.[6]

Growth[edit]

Sprekelia formosissima is common in cultivation, planted in warm climates or raised in pots in colder climates, or planted and lifted, much as the gladiolus. Even when well grown, bulbs often do not bloom every year. In a grouping of about a dozen bulbs, only two or three may bloom in any given year.[7][8]

Species[edit]

Accepted Species[9][10][11]
formerly included[9]

The following two names were coined using the name Sprekelia, but they refer to species are now generally regarded as better suited to Hippeastrum. We provide links to help you locate appropriate information.

Gallery of Sprekelia formosissima[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae 
  2. ^ Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F..
  3. ^ Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  4. ^ López Patiño, E.J., Szeszko, D.R., Rascala Pérez, J. & Beltrán Retis, A.S. (2012). The flora of the Tenacingo-Malinalco-Zumpahuacán protected natural area, state of Mexico, Mexico. Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 65-167.
  5. ^ United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile, Sprekelia formosissima (L.) Herb., Jacobean Lily
  6. ^ Heister, Lorenz 1755. Geschreibung eines neuen Geschlechts 15, 19.
  7. ^ Brent And Becky's Bulbs: Product Profile - Sprekelia - formosissima
  8. ^ Shields Gardens The Amaryllis Family: Sprekelia
  9. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  10. ^ The Plant List search for Sprekelia
  11. ^ Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1987). A Geographical Checklist of the Micronesian Monocotyledonae. Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 20: 19-129. und Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F..