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Common name

English: Scarborough lily

Portuguese: Vallota

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2669)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2583)

    Class: Liliopsida (393)

      Order: Asparagales (46)

        Family: Amaryllidaceae (27)(family description)

          Genus: Cyrtanthus (1)

            Epithet: elatus (Jacq.) Traub (1)

Synonyms: Amaryllis elata Jacq., Amaryllis mexicana Savi, Amaryllis purpurea Aiton

elata => exalted, tall, lofty, stately

mexicana => from or of Mexico

purpurea => purple

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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