Chlidanthus D.A.Herb.

Fairy Lily

Greek chlide – valuable ornament, anthos – flower.

A single-species genus, for description see C. fragrans.

Grown for the highly fragrant and attractive flowers.

Offsets in spring that flower 3 years later or from seed which produces plants flowering 4-5 years later.

Corona present; anthers basifixed.

1 species from the Andes of Peru.

Source: Spencer, R.; Hay, A.; Ashburner, W. (2005). Amaryllidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Amaryllidaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Chlidanthus fragrans D.A.Herb.