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An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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stamen
Part of a flower
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bulb
An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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Blood Lily
Family Amaryllidaceae
Name Haemanthus Spp.
Common Name Blood Lily
Etymology
Haemanthus From Greek haima meaning blood, and Greek anthos meaning flower, referring to the flower colour of certain species.

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Haemanthus coccineus
Haemanthus albiflos
  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family comes from the winter rainfall areas of South Africa. The main growing season is in the winter, and if grown in New Zealand, this corresponds with the wet season, so there is often no need to water the plant. As the summer approaches, the leaves dry up leaving behind a large clump of large bulbs. In the autumn, each bulb produces an inflorescence with bright red or white/green bracts that open up to reveal multiple stamens with bright yellow pollen.

 Haemanthus coccineus


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Name Haemanthus coccineus
Etymology
coccineus From Latin coccineus meaning scarlet.

H. coccineus has red bracts and dark pink stamens.



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 Haemanthus albiflos


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Name Haemanthus albiflos
Etymology
albiflos From Latin alba meaning white, and Latin flos meaning flower, referring to the colour of the flowers.

H. albiflos has greenish white bracts and white stamens.



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