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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 41

Twin Scale Propagation of Amaryllis Bulbs

Andrew Guerin

pp: 50-52


Amaryllis is the common name applied to hybrids and cultivars derived from various species in the genus Hippeastrum. They are from the family Amaryllidaceae (included in Liliaceae), and were from the genus Amaryllis when the initial hybridization was begun at the turn of the 18th Century. Later, when the genus Amaryllis was divided and these species were shifted to Hippeastrum, amaryllis was retained as a rather confusing common name.

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