Common name: Yellow alstroemeria, Lily of the Incas, Golden Peruvian lily, Yellow Peruvian lily, Chilean lily
Alstroemeria aurea Graham APNI*
Synonyms: Alstroemeria aurantiaca D.Don APNI*
Alstroemeria peruviana Van Houtte APNI*
Description: Herb with many simple stems to 1.2 m long, from rhizome, and with fleshy tuberous roots.
Leaves spathulate, to 10 cm long.
Infloresecence with 2–8 flowers; perianth yellow, orange, or orange-red with darker stripes and flecks.
Capsule ± globose with prominent ribs.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated, occasionally naturalized Southern Tablelands. Also naturalized in Vic and SA. Native to Chile and Argentina.
NSW subdivisions: *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by KL Wilson (Jan 2017)
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