Amana (genus)

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This article is about a genus of bulbous plants related to tulips. For other uses, see Amana.
Amana
Amana edulis Amana02.jpg
Amana edulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Amana
Honda[1]

Amana is a small genus of flowering bulbs in the lily family, closely related to tulips and included in Tulipa by some authors. Amana is found in China, Japan and Korea.[1][2] As of June 2012 the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families recognizes four species, three of which were formerly placed in the genus Tulipa:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amana", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-06-11 
  2. ^ Honda, Masaji. 1935. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan 6:20
  3. ^ Search for "Amana", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-06-11