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Placea amoena (8485340587).jpg
Placea amoena, growing in Chile
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Subtribe: Traubiinae
Genus: Placea

Placea is a genus of South American bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[1][2] They are all endemic to Chile.



  1. ^ Miers, John. 1841. Edwards's Botanical Register 27: plate 50 + two subsequent text pages descriptions in Latin, commentary in English, full-page color illustration of Placea ornata
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae 
  3. ^ Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. World Checklist of Monocotyledons: Placea. Accessed April 16 2009.
  4. ^ Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada. 1985. Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Chile. Gayana, Botánica 42: 1–157