Pancratium parvum Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 144 1850. (Syn: Pancratium parvum var. malabaricum Baker; Pancratium parvum subsp. malabaricum (Baker) Traub);
Forest Spider Lily, Funnel narcissuses • Marathi: लांब पानकुसुम Lamb pankusum;
P. parvum … the flowers, often appear before leaves, stamens enclosed in slender cup
P. triflorum … the flowers appear with the leaves, the small staminal cup with toothed fringe
The staminal cup differentiates it from Chlorophytum. C. bharchae is a plant of dry rocky hils. This flower is about 6 cm and it is the rare Pancratium parvum. It blooms on first shower in June
Yes, it is Safed Musli. It is growing on the roots of Royal Palm in my house.
If you could give sizes (whole plant, leaves, inflorescence and flowers) it would avoid confusion since the picture does not indicate the required information for an ID. The staminal cup differentiates it from Chlorophytum. C. bharchae is a plant of dry rocky hils. This flower is about 6 cm and it is the rare Pancratium parvum. It blooms on first shower in June.
My flora for”Photo of the Year 2011″: This may not be the best photo of mine, but has some significance for me. Generally monsoon is a difficult place for photography here. I was bracing for a long period of inactivity, but only after a couple of days rain on a better day I ventured out early morning and I came across this beautiful flower which I had missed last year. That was a good omen and start for the new season, and surely many new varities I had missed last season.
Could this be Haemodoraceae?
Looks like from Meliaceae
… looks like Pancratium parvum (family: Amaryllidaceae) … ref: Flowers of Sahyadri
Pancratium parvum—for sharing and validation: Photo of Forest Spider Lily taken at my farm at Ambyvalley rd. Lonavala/Mulshi Pune in June 12.
Spider Lily : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Today at Alibag, Maharashtra.
Very nice pictures…
but tell me why do the flowers above look different from one taken by … and added to the wiki commons…
see it at this link “File:Pancratium parvum (Forest Spider Lily) in Chilkur W2 IMG 9483.jpg” pic by …
some one please tell me why is there some profound gross difference, between the wiki picture and these pictures? stages of flower unfurling or male vs female flowers???????
or if I am missing something.?
Thanks, …, To me these look the same except for one being the side view & the other being the top view.
So do you have top view of your flower ?
Spider Lily : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Today (6.6.13) at Alibag, Maharashtra.
Pancratium parvum—–for sharing : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Pic taken at Aambyvalley rd., Lonavala in May15.