Species Details

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Pink rain lily   

Common Name: Cuban zephyrlily, Rosy rain lily, Rose fairy lily, Rose zephyr lily
Scientific Name: Zephyranthes rosea
Local Name: Narugismaa
Dhivehi Name: ނަރުގިސްމާ
Plantae  (Kingdom)
Tracheophyta  (Plylum)
Magnoliopsida  (Class)
Asparagales  (Order)
Amaryllidaceae  (Family)
Zephyranthes   (Genus)

Pink rain lily's description

Zephyranthes rosea are perennial herbaceous monocots. They are small plants, reaching only 15 to 20 cm (5.9 to 7.9 in) in height. They bear five to six narrow and flattened dark green linear leaves, about 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) wide, from spherical tunicate bulbs around 1.5 to 2.5 centimetres (0.59 to 0.98 in) in diameter. The single funnel-shaped flowers are borne erect or slightly inclined on scapes around 10 to 15 cm (3.9 to 5.9 in) long. The spathes are around 2 to 2.8 cm (0.79 to 1.10 in) long and slightly divided only at the tip. The fragrant six-petaled flowers are around 2.5 cm (0.98 in) in diameter and 3 to 3.5 cm (1.2 to 1.4 in) in length. The perianth is bright pink with a green central perianth tube that is less than 5 mm (0.20 in) long. The six stamens are of different lengths – one of 11 mm (0.43 in), one of 16 mm (0.63 in), and four between 12 to 13 mm (0.47 to 0.51 in). They are shorter than the style and inserted at the mouth of the perianth. The anthers are 3 to 6 mm (0.12 to 0.24 in) long. The flowers develop into capsules that are divided deeply into three lobes. The seeds are shiny black and flattened.

Pink rain lily's facts

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  • Pink rain lily (Zephyranthes rosea) is virtually pest and disease free.

Pink rain lily's Relationship with Humans

Not known uses in Maldives.

Occurance in Maldives: Grown as a ornamental plant.