Figure 1: Lilio narcissus Africanus

Figure 1 Fig. 1: G. D. Ehret's 1748 illustration of 'Lilio narcissus Africanus' Miller which is obviously a form of Crinum scabrum. Linnaeus identified it as a questionable Amaryllis zeylanica Beta in his Species plantarum editions I and II, and referenced it from 'Ehret Pict. 5, f. 2'. Ehret often improved upon his drawings, so imperfections or abnormalities occasionally appear. His plate of Amaryllis belladonna in the 'Herbal of Count Palatine' is a prize example.