Scientific name: Zephyranthes grandiflora Lindl.

Family: Liliaceae

Synonym: Zephyranthes rosea Hort.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Golapi ghashphul.

English name: Pink rain lily, Fairy lily, Zephar lily.

Description of the plant: A bulbous perennial herb, bulb up to 2 cm across. Leaves up to 35 cm long, linear, appearing with flowers. Scape hollow, spathe simple, 2 cm long, hyaline, tubular, 2-notched. Perianth funnel-shaped, segments 6 (rarely up to 8), rose or pink coloured, 3-4 cm long, sub-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate. Fruit a capsule.

Zephyranthes grandiflora

Plant parts used: Bulb.

Ethnomedicinal uses: The plant is used to treat tumour and diabetes.

Distribution: It is widely grown in garden.

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