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

[FZ]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb large, 10–15 cm wide with a neck up to 11 cm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves light green, distichous, sheathing at base forming a false stem up to 30 cm long, broadest leaves 6.5–14 cm broad, each successive leaf above narrower, uppermost leaves about 1 cm broad, margin ciliate, most leaves necrotic apically.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape stout, 35–45 cm long, compressed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe valves ± 10 cm long, reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbel 13–40 flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1.5–4.5 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube slender, 7–12 cm long; segments white to pink, usually with a deep red keel, narrow and recurved, ± 6–7 × 1 cm long, lower portion with infolded margins covering basal portion of filaments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens arcuate, erect; filaments reddish in upper portion; anthers yellow, 0.5–0.8 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style deep red in upper part.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits distinctly beaked.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds smooth, with a greyish water-repellent outer layer, floating in water.
Distribution
Widespread in southern Africa.
Ecology
Frequently on river banks or beds of temporary streams; 800–1200 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Fairly widespread; not threatened.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Crinum buphanoides Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Welwitsch [4041], Angola K000365444 Unknown type material
K000365428 Unknown type material
K000365427 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 16: 195 (1878)

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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Handb. Amaryll.: 80 (1888);
  • in F.T.A. 7: 398 (1898).
  • in J. Bot. 16: 195 (1878);
  • ―Sölch & Roessler in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW Afr., fam.150: 6 (1969).
  • ―Verdoorn in Fl. Pl. S. Afr. 23: t.887 (1943).

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
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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