Caliphruria hartwegiana, Herbert

Amaryllidaceae
Biblio : Edwards

Caliphruria

Edwards's Botanical Register, 30: 87. 1844.

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83. CALIPHRURIA Hartwegiana.

AMARYLLIDACEÆ ; § PANCRATIFORMES. CALIPHRURIA ; Herbert. Germen breve trisulcè obovatum; tubus angustè subinfundibuliformis subsulcatus rectus ferè ; limbus regularis sepalis parum latioribus reflexè stellatus; filamenta laciniarum basi inserta setâ utrinque subparallelâ munita; antheræ subsagittatæ dorso infra medium supra lobos affixæ rectæ apice parum curvato introrsum versæ ; stylus rectus stigmate sub- recurvè trilobo lobo inferiore parum protruso; ovarium loculis 2-3- spermis; ovula subquadratè oblonga in loculis transversè posita. - W. H. Caliphruria Hartwegiana ; bulbo ovato, foliis petiolatis subdepressis peren- nibus petiolo subbiunciali superficie planâ dorso rotundato laminâ sex- unciali vel ultra acuminatè ovali interdum subplicatè canaliculatâ satu- ratè viridi, scapo vix compressè subtereti pedali colore glauco florido superfuso, spathâ acutâ bivalvi intus bracteatâ pedunculos parum cur- vatos æquante, umbellâ 7-florâ, germine subdeclinato, tubo semunciali viridi, limbo semunciali albo stylum album æquante, filamentis cum setis lateralibus albis, antheris luteis. - W. H. This plant, found in New Granada near Guaduas by Mr. Hartweg, is evidently akin to Eurycles of Amboyna and Australia, forming a link between that genus and Griffinia. It is not improbable, that the white bristle on each side the filament may be found obsolete in other species, for the genus Stenomesson shews great diversity of such appendages, even in plants which are evidently varieties of one species, and differ in no other respect. This plant, except in the inflo- rescence, has much the appearance of an Eucrosia, but with the blade of the leaf more horizontally depressed. I appre- hend that it will have fleshy seeds. - W. H.

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