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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Hymenocallideae
Genus: Hymenocallis
Species: Hymenocallis pygmaea
Name

Hymenocallis pygmaea Traub, Pl. Life 18: 70. 1962.
References

Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Hymenocallis pygmaea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Mar 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Hymenocallis pygmaea. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 18 2015.
Traub, H.P. (1962) Pl. Life 18: 71.

Vernacular names

Hymenocallis pygmaea Traub is a plant in the Amaryllidaceae found in the wild only in North Carolina and South Carolina. Common name is dwarf spider-lily, and it is cultivated as an ornamental in some regions.[1][2][3][4]

Hymenocallis pygmaea is a bulb-forming herb found in bogs and along stream banks It is considerably smaller than most other species of Hymenocallis, with a scape rarely more the 40 cm tall. Leaves are up to 40 cm long but rarely more than 30 mm wide. The umbel contains only 1 or 2 flowers, white with a green center and a lemony scent.[1][2]
References

Traub, Hamilton Paul Traub. Plant Life 18: 70. 1962.
Flora of North America vol 26, p 288.
Plant Delights Nursery, The Woodlands Texas/
"Gardening Europe, Linguette, Hymenocallis pygmaea". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-02.

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