Crinum paludosum I. Verd.

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Crinum paludosum

Photo: Darrel Plowes
5 km SW of Norton

Crinum paludosum

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Chibuwe Irrigation Scheme, Save Valley

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Common names: Pan crinum (English)
Status: Native
Bulbous perennial. It often grows in stagnant water, forming extensive colonies. Leaves narrow, less than 5 cm wide, and arching, folded along the length into a U-shape. Flowers more or less erect, white, usually without any pink or red markings once open. Fruits not beaked.
Derivation of specific name: paludosum: of marshy places
Habitat: In seasonally flooded pans, particularly in mopane woodland.
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Flowering time:Nov - Dec(Mar)
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006

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. 12, plate 29

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) Pages 128 - 129.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crinum paludosum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crinum paludosum
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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 paludosum., retrieved 31 May 2024

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