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  1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Crinum L.
      1. Crinum carolo-schmidtii Dinter

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Caprivi Strip to N. Botswana.

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

    Bulbs
    Bulb to 6 cm wide, usually narrowed into a neck.
    Leaves
    Leaves in rosette, narrowly linear, up to 75 × 0.8–1 cm, flaccid, arching, margin with minute teeth.
    Scape
    Scape erect, up to 40 cm long; spathe valves erect up to 8.5 cm long, broad at the base, narrowing towards apex, becoming papery and reflexing at least in upper half.
    Flowers
    Flowers subsessile, 1–2(3), white, sometimes tinged pink; pedicels 0–0.5 cm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube 9–12 cm long; segments connivent into a wide funnel 7–10 cm long, outer segments c.1.6 cm, inner c.2.5 cm wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens declinate; filaments reddish, up to 6 cm long; anthers yellow, curved, 0.8–1.3 cm long.
    Fruits
    Fruits not beaked, pale green and smooth.
    Seeds
    Seeds smooth, with a greyish water-repellent outer layer, floating in water.
    Distribution
    In seasonally inundated areas on floodplains of the Okavango and Zambezi rivers.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Apparently endemic to the Okavango/Caprivi wetland area; possibly Lower Risk near threatened. Considered to be Least Concern in Namibia (Loots 2005).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Caprivi Strip

    Other Data

    Crinum carolo-schmidtii Dinter appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Neue Pfl. Südw.-Afr.: 26 (1914)

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • ―Sölch & Roessler in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW Afr., fam.150: 7 (1969).
    • Neue Pfl. Südw.-Afr.: 26 (1914).

    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

    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