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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Eustephieae
Genus: Eustephia
Species: E. armifera – E. coccinea – E. darwinii – E. hugoei – E. kawidei – E. longibracteata


Eustephia Cav. 1794

Type species: Eustephia coccinea Cav.


Cavanilles, A.J., 1794: Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum, quae aut sponte . . ., iii. 20. t. 238.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Eustephia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Eustephia. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 29 2018.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Eustephia. .

Eustephia is a genus of South American plants in the Amaryllis family. All 6 known species are native to Peru, with the range of one species extending also into Bolivia.[2][3][4][5]


Eustephia armifera J.F.Macbr. - Peru (Cusco)
Eustephia coccinea Cav. - Peru (Cusco, Huánuco, Junin), Bolivia (La Paz)
Eustephia darwinii Vargas - Peru (Cusco)
Eustephia hugoei Vargas - Peru (Junin)
Eustephia kawidei Vargas - Peru (Cusco)
Eustephia longibracteata Vargas - Peru (Puno)

formerly included[2]

Several names have been coined using the name Eustephia but referring to species now considered better suited to other genera (Hieronymiella or Phycella). Here are links to help you find appropriate information

Eustephia argentina - Hieronymiella argentina
Eustephia brevituba - Phycella brevituba
Eustephia corusca - Phycella cyrtanthoides
Eustephia cyrtanthoides - Phycella cyrtanthoides
Eustephia herbertiana - Phycella herbertiana
Eustephia ignea - Phycella cyrtanthoides
Eustephia latifolia - Hieronymiella argentina
Eustephia marginata - Hieronymiella argentina
Eustephia pamiana - Hieronymiella pamiana
Eustephia speciosa - Hieronymiella speciosa


Antonio José Cavanilles. 1795. Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum 3:20.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Jørgensen, P. M., M. H. Nee & S. G. Beck. (eds.) 2014. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia, Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127(1–2): i–viii, 1–1744. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis
Tropicos, Eustephia Cav.
Macbride, J. F. 1936. Amaryllidaceae. 13(1/3): 631–690. In J. F. Macbride (ed.) Fl. Peru. Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. Field Museum, Chicago
The Plant List search for Eustephia

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