- any plant of the tuberous perennial liliaceous genus Alstroemeria, originally S American, grown for their brightly coloured orchid-like flowersAlso called: Peruvian lily
Word Origin for alstroemeria
named by Linnaeus for his friend Baron Klas von Alstroemer
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Historical Examples of alstroemeria
In Alstroemeria, as represented in fig. 18, the axis a1 ends in a flower (cut off in the figure) and bears a leaf.