Gloriosa superba

Species:Gloriosa superba L.
Common Name:Gloriosa Lily
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:First collected in Alabama by Alvin Diamond in 2020 from Conecuh County.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
References:Diamond, A.R. 2020. Noteworthy collections of four non-native vascular plant species new to the flora of Alabama and one species rediscovered after 125 years. Castanea 85(2): 319-326.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyCOLCHICACEAE - Bellwort or Saffron family
Genus Gloriosa
Species Gloriosa superba L. - Gloriosa Lily


Citation Gloriosa superba Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 305. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: INDIA: Without data, Herb. Hermann 3: 31, no. 122 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Wijnands, Bot. Commelins 133. 1983.

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Conecuh

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, TROY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TROY000050165 Conecuh 12 May 2020 Diamond, Alvin R.
Gloriosa superba Linnaeus
ALNHS00007221 Conecuh 01 Jun 2021 Barger, T. Wayne
Gloriosa superba L.
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