Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Voss (Images by (Bhagyashri Ranade – validation by Tanay Bose), (E.Thiruvengadam – identified by Prashant Awale), (Prashant Awale – validation by Dinesh Valke), (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution English name
Hippeastrum reginae Herb. Herb Western Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Matthew, 1999 Dindigul Mexican Lily
Hippeastrum vittatum (L'Her.) Herb. Herb Western Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Matthew, 1999 Dindigul  
Hippeastrum x johnsonii (Hort.) Herb. Herb Western Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Matthew, 1999 Dindigul  

Botanical name Family Common name
Hippeastrum cybister 'Chico' Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis Chico
Hippeastrum hybrid Amaryllidaceae Amaryllis Lily
Hippeastrum puniceum Amaryllidaceae Barbados Lily

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Hippeastrum equestre (Aiton) Herb.= Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze
Hippeastrum reticulatum (L’Hér.) Herb.
Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
Hippeastrum bicolor (Ruiz & Pav.) Baker
Hippeastrum reticulatum (L’Hér.) Herb.
Hippeastrum :  1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Hippeastrum

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Hippeastrum page (Amaryllidaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by ...).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.