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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Common names: Grassland crinum (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
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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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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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., retrieved 25 October 2016

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