Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Coburgia splendens Herb.

Coburgia splendens is now considerd to be synonymous with Clinanthus incarnatus (Kunth) Meerow which see. Herbert considered it to be a separate species as described below. Macarthur also no doubt considered it to be a good species and it is treated separately here for ease of identification. 

‘Perianthemum coccineum apice virescens, laciniis longioribus acutioribus; folia carent.  It is impossible to decide, without more perfect knowledge of these plants, whether this splendid flower should be considered as var. splendens of incarnata, or as distinct.  It differs both in colour and the form of the segments of the limb.  The leaves are wanting.’  [Herbert p.400/1837].  Herbert plate 47/1837.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No further data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [B.69/1843].


Published May 28, 2009 - 04:59 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2012 - 05:08 PM

The figure is a line drawing showing several bulbs including a flower of Cobughia splendens.  Herbert plate 47, 1837.

Coburgia splendens Herb. | Herbert plate 47 | CSIRO Black Mountain Library, Canberra


Family Amaryllidaceae
Region of origin

South America

  • Coburgia splendens Herb.
  • Stenomesson splendens (Herb.) Ravenna


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Coburghia splendens 

Confidence level high