Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Amaryllis, a genus of bulbous monocotyledonous plants, with petaloid perianth, six stamens bursting inwards, and an inferior ovary, which gives its name to the order Amaryllidaceae. The group have their maximum development in South Africa. Many are cultivated for their large showy flowers. One of the best known is A. Belladonna, the so called Belladonna lily, with beautiful pink flowers.