Amaryllis x hippeastrum hybrids

Tony Avent
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:09:59 PDT

In articles from that date, they all use Amaryllis in place of hippeastrum, but in looking at the species, it seems obvious that the crosses are actually Hippeastrum x Amaryllis.

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Joshua Young
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:06 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Amaryllis x hippeastrum hybrids


   Amaryllis belladonna is a synonym of Hippeastrum puniceum, is this what they may be speaking about?

   With both Hippeastrum and Amaryllis named in the article it's hard to tell?

From: Tony Avent <>
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:55 PM
Subject: [pbs] Amaryllis x hippeastrum hybrids

Hi folks:

In reading through some old Plant Life journals that a friend shared, I was fascinated by the mention in 1978 of a cross of Hippeastrum yellow hybrid from Len Doran with Amaryllis belladonna.  The cross was made by Richard Tisch of California, and photos are included.  I don't remember ever hearing of a Hippeastrum x Amaryllis cross before.  Are there more?  Anyone know this plant?  Thanks.

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