Crinum walteri Overkott

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Crinum walteri

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crinum walteri

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crinum walteri

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Synonyms: Crinum minimum sensu auctt. non Milne-Redh.
Common names: Dwarf crinum (English)
Status: Native
Bulbous perennial. It is easily distinguished from all other Crinums by the solitary flowers per inflorescence. The leaves are very narrow, only c. 4 mm wide.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In dry, sandy alluvial soils in mopane and other deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and southwards to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 4 December 2008

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 minimum pro parte

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 10, plate 26 as Crinum minimum

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

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 122 - 123.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crinum walteri., retrieved 26 May 2024

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