Common name: White Zephyr Lily, White Rain Lily, Storm Lily
Zephyranthes candida (Lindl.) Herb. APNI*
Description: Plant with several basal leaves.
Leaves ± terete at base to flattened towards obtuse apex, twisted, 15–35 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, glabrous.
Scape 10–25 cm long, 1.5–4 mm diam., 1-flowered; spathe scarious, c. 25 mm long, sheathing at base; pedicel 6–15 mm long; flower erect. Tepals free, ovate, slightly spreading, 3–5 cm long, white; outer segments slightly tinged with pink along outer central strip. Stamens equal; filaments inmserted at base of perianth, 10–15 mm long; anthers 4.5–8 mm long. Style 3-lobed.
Fruit c. 10 mm diam.
Flowering: late summer to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated, occasionally reported naturalized in disturbed situations. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, ?NWS, *CWS
Other Australian states: *Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & N. Frischknecht (1993); edited KL Wilson (June 2008)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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