Monday, September 15, 2014
Hippeastrum is genus containing bulb-forming plants (bulbous plants) belonging to the Family Amaryllidaceae. The plant grow very well in the tropics and subtropics. The genus Hippeastrum have many species. Hybridization process has resulted in obtaining hybrids with more beautiful and colourful flowers.
There was a controversy on origin of Amaryllidaceae plants. Molecular techniques has recently been used to separate and identify the members of the family Amaryllidaceae and related families. Now it is claimed that plants of the Amaryllis group have originated from Africa, while plant of the Amaryllidaceae group have originated from South America.