There are only two or three species of Sprekelia native to Mexico and central America. They have large red flowers with narrow petals, large stamen and bright yellow pollen.
Name Derivation: Named for JH von Sprekelsen, 18th century German botanist and mayor of Hamberg who gave Linneaus some bulbs
Common Name: Aztec lily, Jacobean lily
Sprekelia is in the family Amaryllidaceae.