Eucharis sanderi Baker

Amaryllidaceae
Biblio : Curtis

Eucharis

Curtis's Bot. Mag. 109: t.6676. 1883.

Eucharis sanderi, Curtis, tab.6676
Illustration : Matilda Smith ; Litho. : John Nugent Fitch.
TAB. 6676.

EUCHARIS SANDERII.

Native of New Granada.
Nat. Ord. AMARYLLIDE∆. - Tribe AMARYLLE∆. Genus EUCHARIS, Planch.; (Benth. et Hook.f Gen. Pl. vol. ii. p. 731, ined.)

EUCHARIS Sanderii; bulbo ovoideo, foliis petiolatis cordato-ovatis cuspidatis, magnis membranaceis viridibus, venis primariis 6-10-jugis venulis transversa- libus crebris conspicuis, scapo tereti subpedali, umbellis 2-3-floris, spathś valvis lanceolatis acuminatis viridibus, pedicellis brevissimis, ovario oblongo- trigono, ovulis in loculo pluribus horizontalibus, perianthii tubo curvato sursum late infundibulari deorsum cylindrico, segmentis late ovatis niveis, coronA ad tubi apicem adnata striis luteis ornata margine libero angustissimo, filamentorum parte libero lineari incurvato, antheris linearibus, stylo ex tube exserto apice stigmatoso incrassato trilobato.
This new Eucharis will, no doubt, be a very popular plant. It has completely the habit and foliage of the well- known Eucharis grandiflora, but the corona is almost entirely adnate to the dilated upper portion of the perianth- tube, leaving only a narrow collar-like free border, upon which the distinct portion of the filaments is inserted. It comes from the same country as E. grandiflora and candida, and requires similar treatment. It was introduced by Messrs. J. Sander and Co., of St. Albans, after whom it is named, in March, 1882. The bulbs with which they supplied us flowered at Kew in November and December, and it was from one of these that the accompanying figure was drawn. DESCR. Bulbs ovoid, one and a half or two inches in diameter, with brown tunics and a short distinct neck. Leaves two to a seape ; petiole four or six inches long, flattened on the face ; blade cordate-ovate, cuspidate, eight or ten inches long, five or six inches broad, membranous in texture, quite glabrous, bright green on.the .face, pale green MARCH 1ST, 1883.

on the back, with six to ten pairs of arcuate primary veins, connected by close distinct cross-veinlets. Scape terete, about a foot long. Spathe-valves three or four, lanceolate acuminate, green, unequal. Flowers two or three in an umbel, not distinctly scented; pedicels very short; ovary oblong-trigonous, half an inch long in the flowering stage, with about twenty horizontal ovules in each of the three cells; perianth-tube curved, two inches long, cylindrical in the lower part, tinged with green, dilated into a funnel in the upper third; limb pure white, about two inches in diameter when expanded; segments ovate, much imbricated. Corona adnate to the upper portion of the perianth-tube, except a very narrow free border, furnished with six primrose-yellow vertical stripes; free portion of the filaments incurved, a third of an inch long; anthers linear. Style protruded from the corolla-tube, thickened and distinctly three-lobed at the stigmatose apex. - J. G. Baker.
Fig. 1. Anther, viewed from the front; 2, anther, viewed from the back; 3, stigma: - all enlarged.

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