Mod. 9 Nov 2011

FLORAE FLUMINENSIS (1790) pp. 123-124
seu Descriptionum Plantarum Praefectura Fluminensi Sponte Nascentium
Liber Primus ad Systema Sexuale Concinnatus

Josephus Marianus e Conceptione Vellozo

126. AMARYLLIS

1. A. princeps. A. spatha 4-flora, foliis lanceolatis (Tab. 115.* T.3.)

OBSERVATIONES

Corollæ color purpureus; semina sub-ovata; stamina declinata; antherae lineares, incumbentes. Stigma sub-rotundum. Habitat silvis, maritimis Regii Praedii S. Crucis nondum cultis.

2. A. bella-dona. A. spatha multi-flora, corollis campanulatis, aequalibus, ungue-reflexis, genitalibus declinatis. (Tab. 116.a T.2.)

OBSERVATIONES

Ly-multiflora-non congruit huic, cum sit quadriflora. Habitat campis apricis, silvisque maritimis, et mediterraneis. Floret Aug. Sept. Semina sunt compressa.

3. A. dryades. A. spatha multiflora, corollis campanulatis, aequalibus, genitalibus sub-declinatis. (Tab. 117.a T.3.)

OBSERVATIONES

Folia ovali-lanceolata, nervosa, reticulata. Spatha 10-flora; corolla caeruleo-cinerea; antherae lineares, incumbentes. Capsula uni-locularis; semina plurima, maxima, sub-rotunda. Habitat silvis meritimis Pharmacopolitanis ad Alpium declivia.

4. A. illustris. A. spatha bi-flora, corolla erecta, genitalibus declinatis. (Tab. 118.a T.3.)

OBSERVATIONES

Corolla costis viridibus, caetera rubra, lineis viridibus.


Vellozo was Portuguese, though he lived in Brazil for some years. Like Ruiz and Pavon, the Spanish explorers of Peru and Chile, Vellozo was not influenced by the errors regarding Amaryllis Belladonna that spread from England through the efforts of George Ehret, John Miller, William Curtis, et al. And William Herbert had not yet invented the proposterous fiction that an orange-flowered plant could not be called Bella Donna.