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Eucharis candida

Eucharis candida

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Eucharideae
Genus: Eucharis
Subgenus: E. subg. Eucharis
Species: Eucharis candida
Name

Eucharis candida Planch. & Linden, Cat. Gén. 8: 3. 1853.

Synonyms

Homotypic
Caliphruria candida (Planch. & Linden) Baill., Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 1136. 1894.
Urceolina candida (Planch. & Linden) Traub, Pl. Life 27: 59. 1971.

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References

Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Eucharis candida in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Mar 23. Reference page.
Planchon, J.É. & Linden, J.J. (1853) Cat. Gén. 8: 3.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Eucharis candida in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Eucharis candida is a plant species native to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru but cultivated as an ornamental in many other regions.[1]

Eucharis candida is a bulb-forming her with broadly lanceolate to elliptical leaves, pleated lengthwise. Flowers are drooping, borne in umbels. Tepals are white, egg-shaped, reflexed (curling backwards) to reveal the yellow anthers.[2]
References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Eucharis candida
Jules Émile Planchon & Jean Jules Linden. 1853. Catalogue des Plantes Exotiques 8: 3.

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