Crinum graminicola I. Verd.

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Crinum graminicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare road near Rusape.

Crinum graminicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare road near Rusape.

Crinum graminicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare road near Rusape.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Grassland crinum (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Bulbous perennial. Flowers flared and vary in colour from near white with pink ribs to deep pink and carmine red. The leaves regrow in the new season and usually have a cut-off look due to die back or browsing of last year's leaves. See Crinum macowanii for comparison.
Notes: Somewhat similar to Crinum stuhlmannii subsp. delagoense but differing in the fruits not beaked and having longer stalklets.
Derivation of specific name: graminicola: in grassy places
Habitat: Occurring in granite sandveld and grassland on sandstone.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 9, plate 24 & 25


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Crinum graminicola
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crinum graminicola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crinum graminicola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crinum graminicola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crinum graminicola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crinum graminicola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crinum graminicola
Ispot Southern Africa : Crinum graminicola
JSTOR Plant Science: Crinum graminicola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crinum graminicola
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Crinum graminicola
Tropicos: Crinum graminicola
West African Plants database: Crinum graminicola


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crinum graminicola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115010, retrieved 26 August 2016

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