Alstroemeria

(Baron Alstrozmer, friend of Lin naaus). Amarylliddcelr. Coolhouse and stove plants, with tuberous roots, treated as bulbs. Fls. small (2 in. or less long), comparatively narrow, with 6 segments, parted nearly or quite to the ovary, often irregular; stamens mostly declined ; stigma 3-cleft; sts. slender and leafy, weak, or even disposed to climb. Monogr. by Baker, Handbook of the Amaryllidele. Some of the Alstroemerias have survived the winters in Washington of late years only when a heavy mulch has been given, as A. aurantiaca and its form A. aurea,