Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
 Description

Clump-forming perennial herbs; bulb tunicate. Leaves few, basal, ± linear to lorate. Flowers bisexual, usually actinomorphic and umbellate, occasionally solitary; spathe of 1–2 valves, scarious, persistent or deciduous before maturity. Perianth petaloid, with or without tube, sometimes with corona. Stamens 6, opposite perianth-segments, inserted on them or free; filaments free, or expanded at base and connate. Ovary inferior; style slender, with capitate or 3-lobed stigma; ovules usually many. Fruit a capsule, or fleshy and indehiscent.

[From:  Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species and named hybrids in New Zealand within Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised11
Exotic: Casual9
Total20
 Bibliography
Connor, H.E. 1977: The Poisonous Plants in New Zealand. Edition 2. Government Printer, Wellington.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.