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  1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Crinum L.
      1. Crinum binghamii Nordal & Kwembeya

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Bulbs
    Bulbs white, aggregated due to efficient vegetative propagation, bottle-shaped with a prominent rhizomatous part below, gradually narrowing to a neck above; total length c.25 cm, largest diameter 9 cm.
    Leaves
    Leaves green, whitish in the basal part, distichous to sub-distichous, rigid, erect or suberect, gradually narrowing from the base with almost all apices entire, midrib visible from the abaxial side, deeply channeled or canaliculate, U-shaped, with thick woolly fibres, up to 75 × 2.5 cm.
    Scape
    Scape lateral, reddish, 55–70 cm long.
    Spathe
    Spathe valves reddish, erect in bud, drooping in anthesis.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence with up to 11 flowers.
    Pedicel
    Pedicel 0–1 cm in flower.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube 12–16 cm long, reddish-green, perianth segments pure white, drooping at anthesis, 10–12 cm long, outer 1.6–1.8 cm wide, hooded apically, inner 1.8–2 cm wide.
    Filaments
    Filaments 6.8–7.5 cm long, dark red in distal half; anthers black, 2–2.5cm long.
    Style
    Style dark red distally, protruding about 10 cm.
    Fruits
    Fruits and seeds not seen.
    Distribution
    Known only from few populations in the Western Province of Zambia.
    Ecology
    Seasonally flooded areas on black clay soil; c.1000 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Restricted distribution but locally abundant, apparently endemic to the upper Zambezi floodplain; Lower Risk near threatened, but susceptable to changes in floodplain drainage.

    Distribution

    Other Data

    Crinum binghamii Nordal & Kwembeya appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 59: 599 (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 Kew Bull. 59: 599 (2004).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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