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  1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Crinum L.
      1. Crinum piliferum Nordal

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Bulb 3–7 cm. in diameter, with a distinct neck ± 6 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, canaliculate ± flaccid, linear, 6–10 mm. broad, up to 30 cm. long, midrib visible, margin with distinct scattered hairs 2–3 mm. long, only the few central leaves with entire apices.
    Scape
    Scape short and often entirely below ground.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1–2 (–3)-flowered, subtended by 2 bracts soon becoming thin and papery.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile.
    Perianth
    Perianth-tube erect, almost straight, 9–11 cm. long; segments white with faint pink midstripe, narrowly lanceolate, recurved at apex, 7–11 cm. long, ± 1 cm. broad, connivent to a narrow funnel.
    Stamens
    Stamens declinate; anthers yellow-brown, curved.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, with a small beak, greenish.
    Seeds
    Seeds few, globose, smooth.
    Habitat
    Open deciduous bushland, on red sandy soil; 250 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K1

    Distribution

    Other Data

    Crinum piliferum Nordal appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Norweg. J. Bot. 26: 149 (1979)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 26: 149 (1979).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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