The Amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybridum) "Lemon Sorbet" in full bloom at home.
Hippeastrum: Stamens with filaments (white) ending in anthers carrying pollen.
Although the 1987 decision settled the question of the scientific name of the genus, the common name "amaryllis" continues to be used. Bulbs sold as amaryllis and described as ready to bloom for the holidays belong to the genus Hippeastrum. "Amaryllis" is also used in the name of some societies devoted to the genus Hippeastrum. Separate common names are used to describe the genus Amaryllis, e.g., "Naked Lady"