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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

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

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


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]

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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