Alstroemeria haemantha Ruiz & Pav. Amaryllideae (Alstroemeriaceae). 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 Untu, in Chile utat. Its roots furnish a palatable starch.
Alstroemeria revoluta Ruiz & Pav.
Chile. Its roots furnish a farina.
Alstroemeria versicolor Ruiz & Pav.
Chile. A farina is obtained from its roots. In France it is an inmate of the flower garden.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.