Genus Eucrosia

Eucrosia is a genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family distributed from Ecuador to Peru.

Species in the genus Eucrosia of plants

 
 

Eucrosia aurantiaca - It grows from bulbs 10cm long and 7-8cm in diameter. There are usually two stalked leaves, blue-green in colour, with a blade which is 40cm long and 20-25cm wide. The leaves do not appear until after flowering. The flowers are umbellate, on a stalk up to 1m in length, yellow, with stamens with prominent long filaments.

 
 

Eucrosia dodsonii - It grows from bulbs 2.55cm in diameter. The stalked leaves have blades 20cm long by 12cm wide. The zygomorphic flowers are yellow, produced in an umbel on a 60cm tall stem ; the stamens have prominent long filaments. Unlike most species in the genus, E. dodsonii does not have nectaries.

 
 

Eucrosia stricklandii - It grows from bulbs around 4cm in diameter. The stalked leaves have blades 20cm long by 11cm wide. The zygomorphic flowers are produced in an umbel on a 40cm tall stem and are red in var. stricklandii, pink in var. montana. The stamens have prominent long filaments.