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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 tridentata
Name

Hymenocallis tridentata Small, Man. S.E. Fl. 323, 1503. 1933.
Synonyms

Heterotypic
Hymenocallis traubii Moldenke, Pl. Life 23: 61. 1967.

References

Small, J.K. 1933. Manual of the Southeastern Flora. Being Descriptions of the Seed Plants Growing Naturally in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Eastern Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. New York: 323.

Govaerts, R. & al. 2006. World Checklist of selected plant families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. 2010 Jan 07[1]

The International Plant Names Index (2009). Published on the Internet. 2010 Jan 07 [2].

Vernacular names

Hymenocallis tridentata, the Florida spider-lily, is a bulb-forming herb native to southern Florida, to about as far north as Vero Beach.[3] The species grows in marshes and wet prairies very close to sea level. It is similar to H. rotata, but somewhat smaller.[4][5]

Hymenocallis tridentata is a bulb-forming perennial. Leaves are narrowly linear, up to 50 cm long, deep green. Scape is up to 30 cm tall, with an umbel of 2 flowers. Flowers are white, fragrant; stamanial cup up to 7 cm across, with uneven teeth along the edge.[5][4][1]
References

Moldenke, Harold Norman. 1967. Plant Life 23: 61, Hymenocallis traubii
The Plant List, Hymenocallis tridentata
Biota of North America Program, Hymenocallis tridentata
Small, John Kunkel. 1933. Manual of the Southeastern Flora 323.
Flora of North America vol. 26, p 290., Hymenocallis tridentata

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