1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Crinum L.
      1. Crinum walteri Overkott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Bulbs
    Bulb up to 8 cm wide, with a distinct neck up to 8 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrow, erect to arching or sprawling on the ground, in a rosette, 10–18 × 0.2–0.4(0.8) cm, with glabrous margins.
    Scape
    Scape below ground in flower, slender, 5–10(19) cm long.
    Spathe
    Spathe valves with pinkish tinge, reflexed, papery, 5.4–9.1 × 1 cm.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1 (rarely 2), sessile.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube pinkish, curved, 8.5–15 cm long, zygomorphic; segments connivent into a bell, apex attenuate to acute, outer segments slightly narrower, 3 lower segments spreading and 3 upper ascending and somewhat recurved, with a pale pink to deep rose dorsal keel, 8–13 × 2–3 cm.
    Filaments
    Filaments white or pinkish, declinate, 5–8 mm long, slightly pinkish apically; anthers pinkish before anthesis, later whitish to yellowish.
    Style
    Style deep rose.
    Fruits
    Fruits beaked, subglobose, up to 2 cm in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds finely papillose, light yellowish to greenish, turning blackish when exposed to air, sinking immediately in water.
    Distribution
    Also in South Africa (Limpopo & North West Provinces) and Namibia.
    Ecology
    In deep sand or stony soils; 600–1200 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Crinum walteri Overkott appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 9-10: 444 (1954)

    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.

    Not accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Lehmiller in Herbertia 52: 47 (1997).
    • in Mitt. Bot. Staatssaml. München 1(9–10): 444 (1954).
    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