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NTBG Plant Name:
Hymenocallis pedalis
Barcode:
PTBG1000025964
Specimen ID:
022044
Collector ID:
413
Collector Name:
Lynwood Hume
Collection Date:
September 1, 1989
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
BISH
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HI
County:
Kauai County
District:
Kawaihau District
Locality:
5875 Lokelani Road, Queen's Acres, Wailua.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Plants originally brought from roadside (where naturalized?) in Lawai Valley below headquarters of the (then ) Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden in 1986. Summer flowering ornamental. In bloom to 80 cm tall. Crown of bulb visible above ground. Leaves ± equitant, 10 or more per bulb, to 3 cm broad at base, 5-6 cm broad above middle, medium green with slight gloss above, paler, duller, more yellow-green below. Inflorescence: scape to 55 cm, solid, green finely striated and with glaucous bloom; floral bracts like onion skin, brown transparent in places; flowers up to 16 in a head; tube curving, to 19 X 0.4 cm, green at base to yellowish to white at apex; perianth lobes white, 11 X 0.4 cm, arched and curling pendant, well seperate from corona; corona 2 cm deep, erect in evening upon opening, by morning spread nearly flat with expansion of stamens; stamens to 4.7 cm, white at base with remainder bright green; anthers to 2 cm, thread-like, with pollen yellowish to orange; stigma 9 cm, nearly white at base, to dark green at apex; ovary 1 X 1 cm, medium green, 4-7 per locule, in pairs one above another, white; fragrance in evening, of white chocolate; at height of bloom in Aug.-Sept.
From Cultivated Plant:
Yes
Habitat:
Cultivated.
Comments:
Specimen consists of two sheets (022043 & 022044).
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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