Amaryllis Equestris (Linn. fils)

Amaryllis 98 dubia was received by Linnaeus from Surinam. He associated it with Maria Merian's painting and description of the Red Lily, Amaryllis belladonna, though he was uncertain whether the white flowered plant represented a new species.

Linné (fils) designated the Doubtful Amaryllis as Amaryllis Equestris in his unpublished MS, and was followed by Aiton who called it A. equestre in the first edition of Hortus Kewensis.

Baker (1888) regarded H. barbatum as a color variant of H. equestris, though subsequent research indicates that it is indeed distinct from the red flowered form.

Redoute's portrait of Amaryllis equestre agrees with Amaryllis Belladonna (Linn.), and Amaryllis Reginae (Lin. fils).