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Zephyranthes minuta (Kunth) D. Dietr.

Zephyranthes minuta

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For other plants with the same common name, see Pink rain lily.

Zephyranthes minuta is a plant species very often referred to as Zephyranthes grandiflora, including in Flora of North America.[2] The latter is, however, an illegitimate name because the original author in coining the name Zephyranthes grandiflora listed the older name Amaryllis minuta as a synonym.[3] This makes "minuta"[4] the acceptable epithet under the ICN.

Description

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Flower of Zephyranthes minuta

Zephyranthes minuta is a bulb-forming perennial with shiny green leaves up to 7 mm wide. Flowers in wild specimens are usually pink, funnel-shaped, up to 9 cm long. Cultivated specimens are frequently larger, often with extra tepals.[2][5]

Distribution

Zephyranthes minuta[5] is native to Mexico and Guatemala but widely cultivated as an ornamental and reportedly naturalized in Hawaii, the Andaman Islands, the islands of the Southwestern Caribbean (belonging to Colombia, Nicaragua and Honduras), and the southeastern United States (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama and Florida).[2][6]

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Zephyranthes minuta: Brief Summary

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For other plants with the same common name, see Pink rain lily.

Zephyranthes minuta is a plant species very often referred to as Zephyranthes grandiflora, including in Flora of North America. The latter is, however, an illegitimate name because the original author in coining the name Zephyranthes grandiflora listed the older name Amaryllis minuta as a synonym. This makes "minuta" the acceptable epithet under the ICN.

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