Alstroemeria psittacina

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Alstroemeria psittacina
Parrot Lilly (Alstroemeria psittacina).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Alstroemeriaceae
Genus: Alstroemeria
Species: A. psittacina
Binomial name
Alstroemeria psittacina

Alstroemeria psittacina, with the common names Peruvian lily, parrot flower, parrot lily, lily of the Incas, and princess lily.[1] It is a native plant of the Cerrado and Pantanal vegetation in Brazil and Argentina.


Alstroemeria psittacina is cultivated as an ornamental plant by plant nurseries, for use in temperate gardens, such as in California.

It is a popular ornamental plant in New Zealand, where it usually blooms at Christmas because that it is also called New Zealand Christmas bell. In addition, this plant is cited as an invasive plant, and it is a natural host range of the Alstroemeria mosaic potyvirus.

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  1. ^ syn. Alstroemeria cf. psittacina Lehm., Alstroemeria pulchella L.f. is cited as a misapplied name of this plant, according to Xifreda, Darwiniana 31:321-325 (1992) in FloraBase, the Western Australian Flora)

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