Common name: Cardwell Lily
Botanical name: Proiphys amboinensis Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family )
Synonyms: Eurycles amboinensis, Eurycles sylvestris
Cardwell Lily is an attractive perennial bulb plant which occurs naturally in
the rainforest and coastal areas of Western Australia and South-East Asia.
The large kidney-shaped leaves are glossy with symmetrically curved venation.
They are 20-30 cm long and 15-35 cm wide and carried on long stems 15-60 cm
long. The white flowers which occur in summer have a yellow throat and are
produced on stalks which can vary from 15-90 cm long. Cardwell Lily is
surprising not well know, despite it being an attractive and not difficult to
Identification credit: Jayasree Kodumba
|Photographed in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.|