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):
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

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 Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crinum graminicola
African Plant Database: Crinum graminicola
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crinum graminicola
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crinum graminicola
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crinum graminicola
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Crinum graminicola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crinum graminicola
Plants of the World Online: Crinum graminicola
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Wikipedia: Crinum graminicola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crinum graminicola., retrieved 17 May 2022

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