Zephyranthes carinata Herb. (Images by Anurag N Sharma (Inserted by J.M.Garg))



Zephyranthes citrina Baker (Images by J.M.Garg (Identified by Debasish Joardar) & Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Zephyranthes rosea Lindl. (Images by Surajit Koley (Validated by Nidhan Singh) & B. Rathinasabapathy (Identified by Bala Subramaniam & Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Zephyranthes carinata HerbertHerbPlains, Cultivated/ Naturalized, Native of Tropical AmericaFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989All districts
Zephyranthes grandiflora Lindl. is a synonym of Zephyranthes minuta (Kunth) D.Dietr.HerbWestern Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Tropical AmericaMatthew, 1999Dindigul
Zephyranthes tubispatha Herbert is a synonym of Habranthus tubispathus (L'Hér.) Traub HerbWestern Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Tropical AmericaFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989All districts


Botanical nameSynonymsFamilyCommon name
Zephyranthes candida Amaryllidaceae White Rain Lily
Zephyranthes carinata   Amaryllidaceae Pink Rain Lily
Zephyranthes citrina Zephyranthes sulphurea Amaryllidaceae Yellow Rain Lily
Zephyranthes drummondii Cooperia pedunculata, Sceptranthes drummondii Amaryllidaceae Evening Rain Lily
Zephyranthes primulina Amaryllidaceae Primrose Rain Lily
Zephyranthes rosea Amaryllidaceae Rosy Rain Lily

Zephyranthes carinata Herbert (When the name Zephyranthes grandiflora Lindley was published for this species earlier in 1825 than Z. carinata the still earlier name Amaryllis minuta Kunth (not now considered to be the same species) was cited in synonymy. Therefore, Zephyranthes grandiflora is nomenclaturally superfluous and an illegitimate name.)
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Brief Details- p. 248/ 249-
Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
Zephyranthes tubispatha (L'Hér.) Herb. is a synonym of Habranthus tubispathus (L'Hér.) Traub

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

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