Pink Rain Lily
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Pink Rain Lily
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Pink Rain Lily, Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily
Botanical name: Zephyranthes carinata    Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family)
Synonyms: Zephyranthes tsouii, Amaryllis carinata, Hippeastrum carinatum

Pink Rain Lily is a bulbous plant, quite common in the cultivated areas of the Himalayas. It is also a popular house plant. It bears linear, hollow, strap-shaped or grass-like leaves. The funnel-shaped flowers are solitary, with pink to rose red tepals. They are borne erect or slightly inclined on flowering stems 10-15 cm long. The deep lilac to purplish spathes are 2.5-3 cm long. There are two lengths of the stamen filaments - 1.5 cm and 2.1 cm. The anthers are 6 mm long. The style is thread-like. Pink Rain Lily is native to Mexico to Colombia, widely cultivated, and naturalized in some parts of the world.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Delhi & Mussoorie.

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