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Genus: Amaryllis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Amaryllidaceae

Two species, endemic to the Northern Cape and Western Cape, within the winter-rainfall region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Amaryllis belladonna (March lily, Belladonna)

Endemic to the Western Cape.

Amaryllis belladonna (March Lily, Belladonna)

Amaryllis paradisicola

Endemic to the Northern Cape.


  • Dyer, R.A. 1955. Amaryllis belladonna. Flowering Plants of Africa 30: t. 1200.