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El lirio araña (Hymenocallis littoralis) es una planta perenne y bulbosa de la familia de las Amarilidáceas originaria de México y Guatemala. Hymenocallis littoralis is a bulbous perennial herb. It ranges in height from 60–70 cm (36 inches). The bulb is 7–10 cm (3-4 inches) in diameter. With age, the bulb develops a neck that reaches 4–5 cm in diameter (up to 2 inches). The flowers are large, white, vanilla scented, and sessile. The tepals are adnate (attached to) the staminal cup. Each flower's tube is 14 to 17 cm (5 to 7 inches) long or longer.
Native to warmer coastal regions of Latin America and widely cultivated and naturalized in many tropical countries.