Definition of Haemanthus coccineus
1. Noun. Spectacular plant having large prostrate leaves barred in reddish-purple and flowers with a clump of long yellow stamens in a coral-red cup of fleshy bracts; South Africa.
Group relationships: Genus Haemanthus, Haemanthus
Generic synonyms: Blood Lily
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Literary usage of Haemanthus coccineus
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1. Hortus Kewensis: Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1789)
"... Haemanthus coccineus. Sp. pl. 412. Scarlet Haemanthus, or Blood-flower. Nat. of the Cape of Good Hope. Cult. 1731, by Mr. Philip Miller. ..."
2. An introduction to botany by John Lindley (1835)
"Some other remarkable species: Haemanthus coccineus, Amaryllis toxicaria, Testudinaria montana and Elephantopus, Podo- carpus elongatus, ..."
3. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1847)
"... gardener to the Duke of d'Aremberg, were some pretty orchids and plants of achimenes, together with Clerodendron frag- rans, Haemanthus coccineus, ..."
4. An Auto-biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., Late of the Admiralty by John Barrow (1847)
"... perhaps peculiar to the Cape—the Haemanthus coccineus, with its pair of broad stemless leaves and deep blood-coloured flower, conspicuously enlivening ..."