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

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb globular, 10–25 cm wide with a distinct neck up to 9 cm.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 1–3, compressed, 8–30 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe valves reflexed at anthesis 11–14 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 8–31-flowered; pedicels 2.7–5(6.5) cm in flower, 3–6.5 cm in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments declinate, 6–7.6 cm long; anthers grey, pollen cream coloured.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style pink distally and white proximally, up to 19 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, conspicuously orange, without a beak, 2–4 cm wide, fleshy pericarp 4–6 mm thick.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.

Native to:

Malawi, Zambia

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

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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