Hippeastrum striatum (Lam.) H.E.Moore

A variable species with many recognised varieties.  Stout stems bear an umbel of up to 4, funnel-shaped, orange to coral-red flowers, each segment bearing a central green stripe, in spring and summer.  The leaves emerge with the flowers.  [RHSE, Hortus].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

William Herbert figured Hippeastrum pulverulentum in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine [BM t.2273/1821].  A large number of forms of Hippeastrum striatum are figured in the Victorian literature.  Loddiges’ Botanical Cabinet figures Amaryllis pulverelenta Lodd.: ‘The blossoms are very conspicuous, and like the whole of this splendid genus, extremely beautiful: they were in perfection in November, and did not produce any seed.’  [LBC no.484/1820].  A very similar variety, Amaryllis acuminata var. longipedunculata, synonyms A. acuminata Suprà., A. pulverulenta Herb., is figured in the Botanical Register  [BR f.1188/1828].  Others include: Amarylis fulgida Ker-Gawl., synonym Hippeastrum rutilum var. fulgidum (Ker-Gawl.) Voss, the latter shown with orange flowers ‘the nearest of its kind are crocata, rutila, equestris and reginae’ BR f.226/1817; Amaryllis crocata Ker-Gawl. BR f.38/1815; A. rutila Ker-Gawl. BR f.23/1815, LBC no.1449/1830; Amaryllis acuminata BR f.534/1821; Hippeastrum fulgidum flore pleno FS f.1546/1860-65; Amaryllis crocata LBC no.1082/1826.  

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [B.216/1843].  Hippeastrum striatum still grows in the gardens in large numbers, putting out its beautiful orange blooms in the late spring.


Published May 10, 2009 - 02:27 PM | Last updated Jul 12, 2010 - 02:38 PM

Illustrated are bulb, leaves and orange, funnel-shaped flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.2273, 1821.

Hippeastrum striatum (Lam.) H.E.Moore | BM t.2273/1821 | BHL

More details about Hippeastrum striatum (Lam.) H.E.Moore
Family Amaryllidaceae
Region of origin


  • Hippeastrum pulverulentum Herb.
  • Hippeastrum rutilum Herb.
  • Amaryllis striata Lam.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Hippeastrum pulverelentum 

Confidence level high