Figure 3: Amaryllis ornata
Fig. 3: The original long overlooked Wm. Aiton 1785 type specimen of
Amaryllis ornata L. f. in Aiton's Hort. Kew II: 226,
1811. Also Syn. Crinum broussonetii (Redout‚) Herbert in Bot.
Mag. t.2121, 1820. And finally syn. Crinum ornatum (Aiton) Bury
sensu F. N. Hepper. (Note. There is obviously a major genetic distinction
between Aiton's above two-flowered specimen and Mrs. Bury's multiflowered
specimen). Linnaeus often broad interpretation of a species commonly
resulted in lumping remotely related or distinct plants. Banch, Aiton,
and many others in the 1785-1820 period were strict Linnaean followers,
thus the A. ornata confusion.