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  1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Crinum L.
      1. Crinum aurantiacum Lehmiller

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to N. Malawi.

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

    Bulbs
    Bulb globular, 10–25 cm wide with a distinct neck up to 9 cm.
    Leaves
    Leaves green (rarely slightly glaucous), with a particular peach-like smell when torn, often appearing to turn reddish on wounds, arcuate, margin conspicuously ciliate, slightly undulate, up to 70 × 8–18 cm at anthesis, without a midrib, most leaves necrotic apically.
    Scape
    Scape 1–3, compressed, 8–30 cm long.
    Spathe
    Spathe valves reflexed at anthesis 11–14 cm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 8–31-flowered; pedicels 2.7–5(6.5) cm in flower, 3–6.5 cm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube dull reddish-green, 9–13 cm long. Perianth segments white with pinkish-red dorsal keel, 8–13.5 cm long, outer segments 1–1.3 cm wide, inner segments 1–1.8 cm wide, all connivent to a bell.
    Filaments
    Filaments declinate, 6–7.6 cm long; anthers grey, pollen cream coloured.
    Style
    Style pink distally and white proximally, up to 19 cm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, conspicuously orange, without a beak, 2–4 cm wide, fleshy pericarp 4–6 mm thick.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3–13 per fruit, irregularly shaped, glabrous, greatest width 1.5 cm, light green with a rough greyish layer covering a green photosynthetic layer.
    Distribution
    Known only from Zambia and Malawi.
    Ecology
    In wooded savanna or disturbed areas on sandy loam soils; 500–1200 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Moderately widespread; not threatened.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Zambia

    Other Data

    Crinum aurantiacum Lehmiller appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [2672], Zambia 45453.000 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Herbertia 57: 73 (2002 publ. 2004)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2006). Synopsis of Amaryllidaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia. The Zimbabwe Journal of Botany 18: 151-168.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • in Herbertia 57: 71 (2002).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2006). Synopsis of Amaryllidaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia. The Zimbabwe Journal of Botany 18: 151-168.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0