Sprekelia Heist.

For J.H. von Sprekelsen (d. 1764), German botanist.

For description see S. formosissima.

Grown for the menacing but stunning crimson flowers.

A genus with 1 species.


Flowers solitary, large, corona absent; perianth bilaterally symmetric, crimson.

1 species from Mexico and Guatemala.

Source: Ashburner, W.; Ashburner, C.; Spencer, R. (2005). Narcissus. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Amaryllidaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Sprekelia formosissima (L.) A.D.Herb.