Barbados Lily (Hippeastrum puniceum)

There are many islands densely forested in this part of Pantanal and with a different flora than that of the fields flooded in the rainy season. They are just 2-3 metres higher than the surrounding fields and during the dry season they don’t appear to be islands other than of a different kind of vegetation.

This was in fact the only amaryllis I found on the Pantanal. Perhaps my visit in the very end of the dry season is not the best of times for the amaryllis?

Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Last updated on 12 April 2023