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Hymenocallis ovata

Hymenocallis ovata

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Hymenocallideae
Genus: Hymenocallis
Species: Hymenocallis ovata

Hymenocallis ovata (Mill.) M.Roem., Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 169. 1847.


Pancratium ovatum Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 6: 9. 1771.

Hymenocallis amoena var. ovata (Mill.) Herb., Amaryllidaceae: 211. 1837, nom. illeg.

Hymenocallis amoena Herb., Appendix: 44. 1821.
Hymenocallis amoena var. princeps Herb., Amaryllidaceae: 211. 1837.
Hymenocallis ovalifolia Herb., Amaryllidaceae: 212. 1837.
Hymenocallis spiralis J.Lee ex Herb., Appendix: 48. 1821.
Pancratium amoenum Andrews, Bot. Repos. 9: t. 556. 1809, nom. illeg.
Pancratium ovalifolium (Herb.) Steud., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 2: 251. 1841.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Caribbean

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

Roemer, M.J. (1847) Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 169.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Hymenocallis ovata in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Hymenocallis ovata. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 02 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Hymenocallis ovata in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 02. 2018. Hymenocallis ovata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 02 Aug. 2018.

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