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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Amaryllis belladonna
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  White-Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Belladonna Lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked-Lady Lily. Pale Flowered Amaryllis, March Lily
Synonyms:  Hippeastrum equestre, Herb. 1821. Hippeastrum barbatum Herb. Hippeastrum puniceum  Kuntze 1891
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in South Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulbs can grow to ten centimetres i diameter, the plant grow up to 40 centimetres and the inflorescence up to 60, bearing white to pink flowers.

Amaryllis, named after a beautiful shepherdess.  belladonna meaning beautiful lady.