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Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze;

Herb, foliage and flowers arising from a bulb; leaves alternate, simple, linear, apex rounded' inflorescence a leafless scape bearing a terminal umbel; flowers large, showy; petals and sepals pink-red; ovary inferior. (Image at left photographed in Merida)

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Native to tropical South America, commonly cultivated throughout the tropics. At Kiuic, the plant can be found in the cemetary.