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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 latifolia
Varietas: H. l. var. latifolia – H. l. var. puntagordensis

Hymenocallis latifolia (Mill.) M.Roem., Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 168. 1847.


Pancratium latifolium Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: 8. 1768.
Chrysiphiala latifolia (Mill.) Lindl. ex Schult. & Schult.f in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 7: 906 (1830).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southeaster USA
Continental: Southern America
Regional: Caribbean
Bahamas; Cayman Is.; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Leeward Is.; Puerto Rico; Southwest Caribbean; Windward Is.

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

Roemer, M.J. (1847) Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 168.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Hymenocallis latifolia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Hymenocallis latifolia. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 01 2018. 2018. Hymenocallis latifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 01 Aug. 2018.

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Hymenocallis latifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Hymenocallis latifolia (mangrove spider-lily or perfumed spider-lily) is a bulb-forming perennial that grows on beaches, sand dunes, mangrove swamps and other wetlands along the coasts of Florida, Mexico, and the West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, etc.).[2][3][4][5] It has showy white flowers and large green seeds up to 2.5 cm in diam. Common names include "mangrove spider-lily," "perfumed spider-lily," [6]

Tropicos Hymenocallis latifolia
Roemer, Max Joseph., Familiarum Naturalium Regni Vegetabilis Synopses Monographicae 4: 168. 1847. in Latin
Tropicos, Hymenocallis latifolia (Mill.) M. Roem.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map
Flora of North America, v 26, p 292.

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