This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Is now regarded as a section of Amaryllis with the undulated segments of the perianth curved upwards and the stigma fringed. There are several species, natives of China. L. aurea is a very pretty plant flowering in Autumn before the leaves appear. The flowers are of a golden yellow.