Albin Pax, 1887
South-Western Ecuador, Northern Peru
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Callipsyche eucrosioides Herb.1841.
mexicana M. Roem. 1847.
Callipsyche eucrosioides var. rauhiana, Traub
Eucrosia eucrosioides var. rauhiana, Traub
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by
Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1887. It is found
in south-western Ecuador and northern Peru, growing in a well drained
but rather rich soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in
flowers are orange to red.
The name is derived from the
Greek eu, 'beautiful', and krossos, 'a fringe',
referring to the long stamens. The species name indicate it look
like a Eucrosia! Well, William Herbert thought it was a
Callipsyche that looked like a Eucrosia.