During a trip to Bengaluru (Bangalore), India last year, I had the opportunity and was in the mood of clicking pictures of flowers. This is something that you can easy do in Bangalore, because it is , after all, known as the “Garden City”. But the flowers I captured were not from any common gardens there. Some of them were clicked from Private Gardens of friends and some from the hotels we have stayed in.
This particular photo of the Spider Lily was clicked while we were enjoying a view from the terrace of one of the hotels we were staying in. Yes, there was a beautiful terrace garden with a gazebo too. The odd shape and its tentacles caught my eye. This is the first time I have come across a flower like this and I had to do a bit of “googling” to find out its name.
Spider Lily is the common name for a number of different plant species within the family Amaryllidaceae which belong to the following genera:
- Crinum, a genus of about 180 species of perennial plants found along the sides of streams and lakes in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide, including South Africa
- Hymenocallis, a genus of plants in the family Amaryllidaceae
- Lycoris (plant), a genus of 13–20 species of flowering plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, formerly often treated in the family Liliaceae
Spider Lily Information Courtesy : Wikipedia
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