Common Name: Forest spider lily
Forest spider lily is native to Indian sub-continent and is seen around deciduous forest areas. The entire plant is basal and has no stem. The leaves are belt-like and as long as 32 cm and around 4 cm broad. One to three inflorescence stalks emerge from below and are around 27 cm in height. The inflorescence in the form of a 2-8 flowered umbel bearing sparkling white flowers. The flower stalk is around 1.6 cm long; the flower tube is around 4 cm long. The flower measure around 3-4 cm across. Flowers appear along with the leaves. The small staminal cup is present with toothed fringe. The 6 stamens are seen arranged on the staminal cup. Forest spider lily is an excellent ornamental plant of endemic origin.