Caliphruria tenera (Baker)
|Cundinamarca Amazon Lily
|syn. Eucharis tenera (Baker), Urceolina tenera (Baker)|
Colombia: Cundinamarca Province
|native name: -|
|size: ca. 15 - 20 cm
extinction date: last collected 1853
|The Cundinamarca Amazon Lily
was described in the year 1888, it comes from the Valley of the Río
Magdalena, where the species grew at an elevation of about 400 m.
It is an small, about 20 cm tall, white-flowered bulbous plant.
The species is officially listet as critically endangered, but is of course in fact already extinct.
- Alan W. Meerow: 'Systematics of the Amazon Lilies, Eucharis and Caliphruria (Amaryllidaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 76: 136-220. 1989