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Lycoris aurea

Lycoris aurea , Photo : Agricultural Research Service (*)

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Lycorideae
Genus: Lycoris
Species: Lycoris aurea

Lycoris aurea (L'Hér.) Herb., Bot. Mag. 47: t. 2113, p. 5. 1819.

Amaryllis aurea L'Hér., Sert. Angl. 14. 1789.

Nerine aurea (L'Hér.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. 403. 1826.

Amaryllis africana Lam., Encycl. 1: 124. 1783.
Amaryllis platypetala Lindl. ex Bury, Select. Hexandr. Pl.: 15. 1832.
Lycoris africana (Lam.) M.Roem., Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 146. 1847.
Lycoris aurea var. surgens Worsley ex Traub. et Moldenke, Amaryllis Manual: 180. 1949.
Lycoris traubii W.Hayw., Pl. Life 13: 41. 1957.
Lycoris lajolla Traub, Pl. Life 19: 50. 1963.
Lycoris aurea var. angustitepala P.S.Hsu, Kurita, Z.Z.Yu & J.Z.Lin, Sida 16: 318. 1994.


Japanese populations are sometimes separated as Lycoris traubii W.Hayw.

L. × albiflora – L. × rubroaurantiaca
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asie
C. & S. China to Indo-China

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

Herbert, W. (1819) Bot. Mag. 47: t. 2113, p. 5.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Lycoris aurea 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. Lycoris aurea. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 02 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Lycoris aurea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 02. 2018. Lycoris aurea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 02 Aug. 2018.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Lycoris aurea in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

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