Investigacao do Potencial Antioxidante e anticolinesterasico de Hippeastrum
vittatum; Amaryllidaceae; Cytotoxic activity; Alkaloids; Montanine; Vittatine
The USDA/ARS, Subtropical Horticulture Research Station (SHRS) located in Miami, FL, has a Hippeastrum
hybridization program, and plants at the station have been subject to attack by this weevil.
, often wrongly named, sometimes even by suppliers, as amaryllis, originates from South America and starts life each autumn as a dry bulb, often sold in a display box with compost and pot as a Christmas present idea and, if you are lucky, some instructions written in 10 different languages, one of which might be English if you look hard enough.
A clump of hippeastrum
spreads indefatigably in Valley gardens, producing an arresting blare of trumpets that grows louder from one year to the next.
A host of varieties are available, from the sweetly scented 'paper white' to the golden 'tete-a-tete' but my favourite is 'silver chimes', a beautifully floriferous and fragrant plant with a real appetite for flowering Dan Pearson, author and presenter of A Year At Home Farm: "Of all the amaryllis, Hippeastrum
papillio is my favourite.
Dry off Begonia, Hippeastrum
, Gloxinia, Lily, Achimenes, Canna etc once flowering has finished.
- or amaryllis - is another winter star.
There would be bowls of scented narcissi and hyacinths and huge trumpets of hippeastrum
(amaryllis) to dazzle my eyes.
(amaryllis) respond well to a warm room when putting on growth but once the flowers open the temperature should be lowered.
Plant up some hippeastrum
bulbs for a delightful display of these exotic blooms.
At the moment the hippeastrum
, cyclamen and cineraria provide the colour in the main display.