Hymenocallis coronaria

Family:AMARYLLIDACEAE
Species:Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
Common Name:Cahaba Lily; Shoals Spider Lily
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Plant Notes:Cahaba Lily is a native herbaceous perennial in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). It can be found in the central and north-central portions of Alabama. Cahaba Lily occurs on shoals of streams and rivers north of the Fall Line. It is a clump forming perennial from a large globose bulb. Leaves are deciduous, liguliform (strap-shaped) with a prominent channel, glabrous, with entire margins. Leaves are up to 3 feet in length. Flowers are produced at the apex of a glaucous scape. Each scape has between 3-7 fragrant flowers. There are six linear, white sepals that subtend the chalicelike corona. The corona is white with a large yellow-green “eye”. There are six long stamens that are partially fused to the corona. The margins of the corona between the filaments of the stamens has 2 prominent teeth. The fruit is a subglobose green capsule. Unlike other species of Hymenocallis, the seed of the Cahaba Lily sink. This allows them to become lodged in cracks and between rocks where they can become established. Cahaba Lily is listed as an S2 species in Alabama (typically 6 to 20 occurrences, few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or factors demonstrably making it very vulnerable in the state), and globally as a G2 species (imperiled globally because of rarity (6 - 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors). The Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in Bibb County is an excellent location to observe this species. The Cahaba Lily Festival is held on the third Saturday each year in West Blocton, Alabama.--A. Diamond
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Status:Native, S2 (State Rank), G2 (Global Rank)
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyAMARYLLIDACEAE - Amaryllis Family family
Genus Hymenocallis
Species Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth - Cahaba Lily; Shoals Spider Lily

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Hymenocallis caroliniana    

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: Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Cullman, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1913 - 2015

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
SAMF0000015 Tallapoosa 30 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2668
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000008 Bibb 22 May 2008 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3834
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00007336 Bibb 29 May 1950 Segars, Charles B.
345
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000003 Chilton 12 Jun 2009 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3947
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00007366 Tuscaloosa s.d. Smith, Eugene A.
s.n.
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000011 Shelby 27 May 1988 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2560
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000020 Coosa 31 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2672
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000012 Shelby 23 May 1997 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2780
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00007351 Bibb 29 May 1950 Segars, Charles B.
345
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000009 Jefferson 14 May 2007 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3717
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000010 Bibb 25 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2665
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
TROY000026303 Coosa 03 Jun 1995 MacDonald, John R.
8808
TROY
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00048717 Tuscaloosa 04 Jun 1913 Harper, Roland M.
159
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
AMAL00000024 Coosa 03 Jun 1995 MacDonald, John R.
8808
AMAL
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000013 Tallapoosa 30 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2666
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000028 Shelby 19 May 1988 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2555
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00007341 Bibb s.d. Segars, Charles B.
345
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000001 Chilton 12 Jun 2009 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3946
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UWAL0035691 Blount 01 Jun 2016 Davenport, L.J.
6332
UWAL
Hymenocallis coronaria (LeConte) Kunth
SAMF0000014 Shelby 22 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2652
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000007 Bibb 19 May 2008 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3832
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000027 Bibb 13 Jun 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2677
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000016 Coosa 31 May 1990 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2710
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0006073 Blount 01 Jun 2016 Davenport, Lawrence J.
6332
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (LeConte) Kunth
UWAL0017913 Bibb 24 May 1975 Kral, Robert
55883
UWAL
Hymenocallis coronaria (LeConte) Kunth
SAMF0000030 Bibb 18 May 1988 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2554
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000024 Cullman 29 May 1990 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2707
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000017 Jefferson 11 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2645
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00007356 Bibb 13 Jul 1979 Haynes, Robert R.
7467
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000023 Talladega 18 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2646
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
AUA000027410 Shelby 16 May 1977 Sessler, Ann H.
1338
AUA
Hymenocallis Coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
AUA000027411 Tallapoosa 22 May 1982 Adams, D.S.
205
AUA
Hymenocallis Coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00073841 Blount 1 Jun 2016 Davenport, L.J.
6332
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000029 Bibb 27 Jun 1988 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2572
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000021 Bibb 25 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2664
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00007346 Bibb 29 May 1950 Segars, Charles B.
345
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000004 Bibb 19 May 2008 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3833
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000005 Chilton 12 Jun 2009 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3949
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UWAL0052995 Cullman 02 Jun 2020 Davenport, L.J.
6706
UWAL
Hymenocallis coronaria (LeConte) Kunth
JSU109869 Randolph 4 Jul 1988 Nixon, Christopher F.
3945
JSU
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000025 Blount 29 May 1990 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2708
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000018 Jefferson 18 Jun 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2681
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000019 Bibb 13 Jun 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2678
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000006 Bibb 19 May 2008 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3831
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
AUA000027415 Bibb 11 Jul 1976 Sessler, Ann H.
203
AUA
Hymenocallis Coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0006956 Cullman 02 Jun 2020 Davenport, Lawrence J.
6706
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (LeConte) Kunth
UNA00073651 Blount 10 Jun 1998 Keener, Brian R.
348
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00065175 Bibb 27 Jun 1988 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2572
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000022 Bibb 25 May 1989 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2663
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000026 Randolph 09 Jun 1990 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2712
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UNA00007361 Bibb 13 Jul 1979 Haynes, Robert R.
7467
UNA
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
SAMF0000002 Chilton 12 Jun 2009 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3948
SAMF
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UWAL0017914 Bibb 24 May 1975 Kral, Robert
55883
UWAL
Hymenocallis coronaria (LeConte) Kunth
ALNHS00003175 Bibb 11 Jun 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#1713
ALNHS
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
UWAL0012019 Blount 10 Jun 1998 Keener, Brian R.
948
UWAL
Hymenocallis coronaria (Le Conte) Kunth
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