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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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 15 cm in diam., with a considerable neck, often propagating vegetatively to form dense clusters
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glaucous to greyish green, erect, linear to narrowly lanceolate, mostly with intact apices, 40 x 1–3.5(–5) cm, with a distinct midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 40–80 cm long, produced with the leaves or somewhat earlier; bracts erect for a while, papery, greyish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 2–6, sessile or almost so, heavily scented, red to pink in bud, fading to pure white, sometimes tinged pink, during anthesis, only rarely with a pink dorsal streak; tube curved, (3–)6–10 cm long; segments 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, 4–6 cm long, of unequal length; anthers 6–10 mm long, curved, black to brownish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style white, as long as the perianth segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits greenish, sometimes tinged red, with a thick fleshy pericarp, subglobose without an apical beak
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Distribution
N1–3; Ethiopia
Note
C. abyssinicum and C. schimperi have up to now been regarded as two distinct species, C. abyssinicum with 3–4 cm long perianth-tubes, and C. schimperi with tubes more than 6 cm long. However, this gap is bridged by some specimens and, also, the tube elongates during the development of the flower. Therefore, the two taxa are here considered conspecific.

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan

Crinum abyssinicum Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [1374], Ethiopia K000365452 Unknown type material
Schimper [1374], Ethiopia K000365453 Unknown type material

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 311 (1850)

Accepted by

  • Andrews, F.W. (1956). The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 1-579. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Andrews, F.W. (1956). The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 1-579. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • 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.

Flora of Somalia

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

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