Crinum crassicaule Baker

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Crinum crassicaule

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Crinum crassicaule

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Crinum crassicaule

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Crinum crassicaule

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Crinum foetidum I. Verd.
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Status: Native
Leaves more than 7 mm wide, margins ciliate. Flowers generally more than 2 per umbel; zygomorphic, perianth tube curved at anthesis, the segments connivent into a funnel or bell, with a faint pink keel. Fruits dull green, tinged with red; seeds with a foetid smell, papillose, turning black when exposed to air.
Derivation of specific name: crassicaule: thick-stemmed
Habitat: Disturbed areas on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 50. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 84. as Crinum foetidum

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 24. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 112.

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 126.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crinum crassicaule., retrieved 22 February 2018

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