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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to Namibia.
Crinum broussoneti Herbert original illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulbs up to 10 cm in diam., often with a considerable neck, often propagating vegetatively to form clusters
Morphology Leaves
Leaves not glaucous, spreading to erect, narrowly lanceolate, mostly with intact apices, 30 x 2.5–5 cm, with distinct midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 20–50 cm long, produced with the leaves; bracts persistent, greenish tinged red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 3–6, dark greenish red in bud; tube greenish red, curved, 8–10 cm long; perianth segments white with a broad sharply bordered dark red band, visible on both sides, broadly lanceolate, 8–10 x c. 2 cm, forming a bell, with reflexed outer parts during anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments white tinged red, shorter than the perianth segments; anthers dark, 8–10 mm long, curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style tinged red distally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits greenish tinged red, with thick pericarp, subglobose without or with a very short apical beak
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds light green, not particularly smooth, closely stacked and irregularly compressed, 15–45 per fruit.
Distribution
N2 widespread in a transition zone between forest and savanna in tropical Africa.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 1000 m.
Note
This was in Fl. Trop. E. Afr. regarded as conspecific with C. zeylanicum (L.) L., but recent studies have shown that the African C. ornatum and the Asian C. zeylanicum, although morphologically very similar, should be kept apart.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Crinum ornatum (Aiton) Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Linden [s.n.], South Africa Crinum massaianum K000365412 Unknown type material

First published in P.S.Bury, Select. Hexandr. Pl.: t. 18 (1834)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Lejoly, J., Ndjele, L. & Geerinck, D. (2008). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 24: 1-37. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale. [Cited as Crinum zeylanicum.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (1986). Flore du Gabon 28: 1-60. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by I. Nordal [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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