Wild plants by Maza Granero,
The flowers by Harry Jans,
The leaves by Harry Jans,
Nicolás García Berguecio,
Central Argentina, Central
Habranthus mendocinus, Rudolf Amandus Philippi, 1862.
Rhodophiala mendocina, Ravenna, 1970.
mendocinensis, J.M.Watson 2019.
Zephyranthes gilliesiana, Nic.
Habranthus bagnoldii var. gilliesianus, Herb.
Habranthus gilliesianus, (Herb.) M.Roem.
Hippeastrum gilliesianum, Christenh. & Byng.
Myostemma gilliesiana, Ravenna.
Zephyranthes cuyana, Nic.García.
This member of the
was given this name by Nicolás García Berguecio in 2019. It is found in the
heights of a large part of central Argentina and Chile, growing in a sandy soil with
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.
It have changed
species name from mendocinus to cuyana, because of
Zephyranthes mendocensis, Baker 1888.
The genera name is
derived from the Green Ζέφυρος Zephyrus, the Greek god of the
west wind, and ἄνθος anthos, meaning 'flower', referring to the
slender stalks. The species is named for its distribution within the
geographic and historic region of Cuyo in western Argentina - like mendocinus
was for Mendoza.