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Common name

English: Scarborough lily

Portuguese: Vallota

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (389)

      Order: Asparagales (79)

        Family: Amaryllidaceae (26)(family description)

          Genus: Cyrtanthus (1)

            Epithet: elatus (Jacq.) Traub (1)

Synonyms: Amaryllis elata Jacq., Amaryllis mexicana Savi, Amaryllis purpurea Aiton, Crinum speciosum L.f., Cyrtanthus purpureus (Aiton) Traub, Cyrtanthus speciosus (L.f.) Traub, Hippeastrum purpureum J.Carter, Vallota elata (Jacq.) M.Roem., Vallota grandiflora Carrière, Vallota purpurea Herb., Vallota speciosa (L.f.) T.Durand & Schinz

elata => exalted, tall, lofty, stately

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal

mexicana => from or of Mexico

purpurea => purple

purpureum => purple

purpureus => purple

speciosa => beautiful

speciosum => beautiful

speciosus => beautiful, showy or brilliant

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Cyrtanthus elatus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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