Cardwell Lily
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Cardwell Lily
ntroduced Photo: Jayasree Kodumba
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 grow plant.

Identification credit: Jayasree Kodumba
Photographed in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
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