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Thursday, 14 June 2012

FFF30 - HIPPEASTRUM

Hippeastrum is a genus of about 90 species and 600+ hybrids and cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some species are grown for their large showy flowers.

For many years there was confusion amongst botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, which are widely used as indoor flowering bulbs. The generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors.

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25 comments:

  1. my first thought was Amaryllis. But this oen seem to have more wavy petals. My favourite christmas flower. :)

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  2. Beautiful! Looks a lot like Amaryllis!
    Have a great weekend!

    Helene

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  3. i associate this flower with Christmas.
    love the deep red color.

    Singapore Daisy

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  4. I always get confused between Hippeastrum and Amaryllis. I think all of mine are Amaryllis, as they all grow outdoors.

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  5. This deep silky red is one of my favorite colours... and it's hard to photograph well. You succeeded, Nick! Lovely!

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  6. Gorgeous Hippeastrum! I'm not familiar with this flower in my area. It has such a lovely deep red color.

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  7. Hippeastrum has a wonderful red color! I thought it was Amaryllis, as we have for Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing

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  8. What a glorious shade of red! Beautiful flowers!

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  9. The COLOR on these is just so rich and saturated! love them! Thanks (as always) for hosting!

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  10. This variety of the Amaryllis family is stunning too, as well as more painterly!

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  11. wow i love this very red amaryllis, i have been waiting for FFF to be up since yesterday morning because you normally post it early Thursday, haha! Now, you also posted Hippeastrum!...Andrea

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  12. Lovely shot. This is not a plant I am familiar with so I appreciate the history.

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  13. Wonderful deep red flowers. Great capture !

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  14. Stunning picture..
    Very beautiful!!

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  16. Beautiful beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  17. Gorgeous deep red! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  18. What a beautiful flower, I love that rich, deep red.
    I am learning a lot about flowers from you each week.

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  19. This is one of my very favorite blooms! I have several...love them! Thanks for hosting!

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  20. That's a beautiful shade of red!

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