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Taxon: Amaryllis atamasca L.

Synonym of Zephyranthes atamasca (L.) Herb.

Genus: Amaryllis
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Tribe: Amaryllideae
Subtribe: Amaryllidinae
Nomen number: 2812
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:292. 1753
Link to protologue:
  • • Linnaeus corrected the spelling in Sp. pl. ed. 2 to "atamasco" and this spelling widely used
  • • however, "atamasca" is listed in Shenzhen ICN App. III, although a proposal to conserve the spelling atamasco has been published
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Flagg, R. O. et al. 2016. (2481) Proposal to conserve the name Amaryllis atamasco (Zephyranthes atamasco) with that spelling (Amaryllidaceae). Taxon 65:1425-1426.

Check other web resources for Amaryllis atamasca L. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2812. Accessed 20 February 2020.