Saturday, 12 July 2014

Zephyranthes candida (white rain lily) - Sikkim Flora

Zephyranthes candida (white rain lily)
Place : Science Cantre, Marchak, Ranipool, East Sikkim
Date: May 25, 2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan

Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Plantae
Phylum:          Angiosperms
Order:            Asparagales
Family:           Amaryllidaceae
Genus:            Zephyranthes
Species:           Z. candida

Binomial name: Zephyranthes candida (Lindl.) Herb.

Other Names:  August rain lily, white zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, white fairy lily, and autumn zephyr lily.

Special feature: It is a species of rain lily native to South America including Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil.

Zephyranthes candida was first described by John Lindley in 1823 as Amaryllis candida. It was transferred to its current genus in 1826 by William Herbert. (Source: Wikipedia)

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