Amaryllis Chico
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Amaryllis Chico
ntroduced Photo: Harangad Singh
Common name: Amaryllis Chico
Botanical name: Hippeastrum cybister 'Chico'    Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family)

Amaryllis Chico is a bulbous plant with bulb 5 cm in diameter with a neck developed. Leaves are 2.5-3.2 cm wide, appearing after flowering. Hampe 60 cm, glaucous purple base. Flowers are borne in an umbel of 4-6. Flower-tube is very short with a beard in the throat, long petals are 7.5-10 cm, very narrow, gradually narrowed from base to tip. The 3 lower segments, close to the tube, envelop the base of the stamens and style. Petals are red-green gradually to the extremities, especially the lower segment, almost entirely green. There are variations in color (brown, red, pink, white, green). Stamens are greenish down, sometimes exceeding the petals, about 3 cm. Style is longer than the stamens. Stigma is lobed.

Identification credit: Harangad Singh
Photographed in Gurgaon, Haryana.
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