Alstroemeria ligtu

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Alstroemeria ligtu

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Alstroemeria haemantha Ruiz & Pav. Amaryllideae. Herb lily. Chile. The plant furnishes a farina from its roots.

Alstroemeria ligtu Linn. Chile and the mountains of Peru. A farina is obtained from its roots. It is called in Peru lintu, in Chile utat. [1] Its roots furnish a palatable starch. [2]

  1. Pickering, C. Chron. Hist. Pls. 661. 1879.
  2. Mueller, P. Sel. Pls. 33. 1891. (A. pallida)
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.