Long Flowered Spider Lily
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Long Flowered Spider Lily
ative Photo: Ravinder Singh
Common name: Long Flowered Spider Lily • Telugu: చెంగల్వ Chengalva
Botanical name: Pancratium longiflorum    Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family )
Synonyms: Pancratium cambayense

Long Flowered Spider Lily is a rare herb, mostly found growing wild. Leaves are narrow, about half an inch wide, long, arising from the base. The flowering stem is exceptionally short, about 3 cm, bearing only a single flower. The flower-tube is exceptionally long, 5-6 inch. The limb is about 3 inch long. Flowers are large for a Pancratium, about 4-5 inches across. They are white with a greenish yellow center. Petals are six, narrow, linear. Stamens are also six in number, and erect. The style is green, nearly equal to the limb. This plant can be grown as a house-plant in a pot.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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