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Zephyranthes citrina

Zephyranthes citrina (*)

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Hippeastreae
Subtribus: Hippeastrinae
Genus: Zephyranthes
Species: Zephyranthes citrina

Zephyranthes citrina Baker, Bot. Mag. 108: t (6605) (1882).

Atamosco eggersiana (Urb.) Britton, Fl. Bermuda: 79 (1918).
Zephyranthes eggersiana Urb., Symb. Antill. 5: 292 (1907).


Zephyranthes × ajax Spreng.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
SE. Mexico to C. America, Cuba to Haiti

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


Baker, J.G., Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed ... London 108: t. 6605. 1882


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Zephyranthes citrina in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Zephyranthes citrina. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 01 2018. 2018. Zephyranthes citrina. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 01.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Zephyranthes citrina in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Zephyranthes citrina, is a species of bulbous plant belong to the family Amaryllidaceae, native to Mexico.

Seeds of Zephyranthes citrina.

It is a bulbous plant with green leaves dull 4 mm wide. The upright flowers with lemon yellow color, funnel-shaped from 3.1 to 5 cm, green tube. The number chromosome is 2n = 48. It grows luxuriantly in natural grasslands and gardens in the month of July after rain. On blooming, it makes the gardens yellowish in waterlogged plains of Punjab. Commonly, it is known as the citron zephyrlily[2] or yellow rain lily.

Zephyranthes citrina was described by Baker and published in Botanical Magazine 108: pl. 6605, in 1882. (February 1, 1882)
Zephyranthes citrina 108.6605.jpg
Chemical Constituent

It contains Lycorine, Lycorenine, Galanthine, Haemanthamine, Oxomaritidine, Maritidine, Hemanthamine, Haemanthidine, Vittatine, Galanthine, Narcissidine.[3]

Zephyranthes citrina Heterotypic Synonyms, World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
"Zephyranthes citrina". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
"Katoch D and Singh B, Med Aromat Plants" (PDF).

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