This member of the
Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by William
Herbert but when, I can't say. It is found
in the forests of Brazil and Paraguay, growing as an epiphytic, but
can be grown in a well drained soil like orchid mix with
quite some water and little to some sun. The bulb can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the leaves to 30 centimetres in
flowers are scarlet.
Surprisingly, this is actually an epiphytic, usually found on bare
rocks and large trees.
This is an evergreen species.
It usually blooms in autumn to winter.