Haemanthus


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Related to Haemanthus: Haemanthus coccineus, Haemanthus multiflorus

Haemanthus

 

a genus of perennial bulbous plants of the family Amaryllidaceae. The leaves are wide and oblong. The flowers are usually brightly colored and gathered in umbellate inflorescences. More than 50 species are found in tropical and southern Africa. Some species are grown in hothouses and rooms. The most popular species are H. coccineus with red flowers, H. katherinae with bright orange flowers, and H. albiflos with plain whitish flowers and pulpy strap-shaped leaves.

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Other South African bulbs (including corms and rhizomes) that can be grown here comprise a formidable list, including almost everything from A to Z, as follows: Agapanthus (lily-of-the-Nile), Amaryllis (naked lady), Babiana (baboon flower), Brunsvigia, Bulbinella, Chasmanthe, Clivia (Kaffir lily), Crinum, Dietes (fortnight lily), Eucomis, Freesia, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Gloriosa, Haemanthus (blood lily), Homeria, Ixia, Lachenalia, Lapeirousia, ornamental Oxalis, Rhodohypoxis, Schizostylis, Sparaxis (harlequin flower), Streptanthera, Tritonia, Tulbaghia (society garlic), Vallota, Veltheimia, Watsonia, and Zantedeschia (calla lily).
She asks: I have been given a paint brush plant, Haemanthus albiflos.
Doublestranded anaphase chromosomes can be seen in endosperm cells of Haemanthus katharinae (Bajer, 1968; Bajer & Mole-Bajer, 1957).