Caliphruria

Caliphruria is a genus in the Amaryllidaceae family with 4 species native to northern Peru and low montane forests in Colombia. It is closely related to Eucharis in the Eucharideae tribe. Only two species are common in cultivation.


Caliphruria korsakoffii is a relatively small species native to north-central Peru. Photos 1-3 below were taken by Alessandro Marinello of his plant. Photos 4-5 from Hans Joschko.

Caliphruria korsakoffii, Alessandro MarinelloCaliphruria korsakoffii, Alessandro MarinelloCaliphruria korsakoffii, Alessandro Marinello

Caliphruria subedentata (syn. Eucharis fosteri) is native to northwestern Colombia. This plant should be grown like a Eucharis with good warm temps and filtered sunlight. Flowering is unpredictable, and probably requires a dry-ish winter dormancy. The flowers do not seem to have a scent. Photos 1-2 were taken in July 2003 by Lee Poulsen given to him by Charles Hardman. Charles says it's easier to flower than Eucharis x grandiflora. Photos 3-4 was from Hans Joschko.

Caliphruria subedentata, Lee PoulsenCaliphruria subedentata, Lee PoulsenCaliphruria subedentata, Hans JoschkoCaliphruria subedentata, Hans Joschko

The photos 4-6 were taken by Nhu Nguyen of plants grown by Jacob Uluwehi Knecht.

Caliphruria subedentata, Nhu NguyenCaliphruria subedentata, Nhu NguyenCaliphruria subedentata, Nhu NguyenCaliphruria subedentata, Nhu Nguyen

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