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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 palmeri

Hymenocallis palmeri S.Watson, 1979.


Hymenocallis humilis S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 14: 203. 1879.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southeastern USA

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

Watson, S. 1879. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 14: 301.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Hymenocallis palmeri 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 palmeri. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 02 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Hymenocallis palmeri in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 02. 2018. Hymenocallis palmeri. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 02 Aug. 2018.

Vernacular names
English: alligatorlily

Hymenocallis palmeri is a plant in the family Amaryllidaceae.[3] Common name is Alligator-lily. It is endemic to Florida, found in cypress swamps, wet meadows, open pine woodlands and wet roadsides.[1]

Hymenocallis palmeri produces egg-shaped bulbs up to 4 cm across. Leaves are bluish green, up to 65 cm long and 10 mm across. Umbels have only 1 or 2 flowers, if 2 then opening one at a time. Flowers are erect, funnel-shaped, white with a greenish eye in the center and teeth along the margins of the staminal corona. Seeds are green, egg-shaped, up to 20 mm in diameter.[1][3][4]

Flora of North America vol 26, p 291.
The Plant List
Sereno Watson, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 14: 301. 1879, Hymenocallis palmeri.
Sereno Watson, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 14: 301. 1879, Hymenocallis humilis.

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