The flowers of Hippeastrum idimae have a very unique morphology; they resemble closely Eithea blumenavia, in color, shape and in the corona type, being the smallest flowers found in Hippeastrum. The leaves are also narrow near the base, resembling the leaves of Eithea and of some Griffinia, but they grow more prostrate than in these genera. The main external morphological difference, however, lies in the seeds, which are round and with an expansion in Eithea and in Griffinia, flat and winged in Hippeastrum, with the exception of H. reticulatum Herbert (1824: sub t. 2475), that has completely round black seeds, without any expansion.2
Rcvd as Hippeastrum "Cardoza Moriera" Rick Buell ex seed from private party ex Cardoso Moreira NOV2016 - Presumed (for now) to be "Hippeastrum sp. ex Cardoso Moreira is a miniature species that has not yet been named. It comes from the city of Cardoso Moreira in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Phylogenetically it falls basal to the other Hippeastrum species, to be interpreted as a more "primitive" member of the genus."1 MAY 2017 - Name published in Phytotaxa Vol 307, No 2.
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