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

[FTEA]

Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology General Habit
Bulb 3–5 cm. in diameter, with a distinct neck up to 5 cm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few, erect or flaccid in a rosette, linear with apices not intact, ± 7–25 cm. long and 3–4 mm. broad, involute, margin smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 4–10 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Spathe-valves tinged with pink, papery, erect, 3–7 cm. long, up to 1 cm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-tube 10–14 cm. long, curved; segments white to pink, with a rose dorsal streak outside, narrowly lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 9–12 cm. long, ± 1 cm. broad, the inner slightly broader than the outer, all connivent into a zygomorphic funnel, with the 3 upper segments more recurved than the lower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments white or pink flushed, declinate,± 8 cm. long; anthers yellow to light brown, ± 0.8 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style rose, declinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose, ± 2 cm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds smooth.
Habitat
Extremely stony soil; 1300 m.
Distribution
T1

[FZ]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb up to 8 cm wide, with a distinct neck up to 8 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves thin, linear, erect, in rosettes, 10–32 × 0.2–0.4(0.8) cm, with glabrous margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape above ground in flower, slender, 5–10(19) cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe valves with pinkish tinge, reflexed, papery, 5–9 × 1 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1 (rarely 2), sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube pinkish, curved, 8.5–15 cm long; segments acuminate, widely reflexed at anthesis, almost resembling star-shaped Crinum, white with a pink dorsal streak, 8–11(13) × 1.2–2(2.5) cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments white or pinkish, declinate, 5–8 mm long, slightly pinkish apically; anthers pinkish before anthesis, later whitish to yellowish, up to 2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style deep rose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits not beaked, subglobose, 1.5–2(3) cm in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds fluffy to finely papillose, light yellowish to greenish, turning blackish when exposed to air, sinking immediately in water.
Distribution
Also in Congo andTanzania.
Ecology
In deep sand or stony soils; 1000–1400 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Crinum minimum Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [2761], Zambia 19062.000 Unknown type material
Milne-Redhead, E. [2761], Zambia K000365436 Unknown type material
Milne-Redhead, E. [2761], Zambia K000365435 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 2: 33 (1947)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30.
  • 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. 2: 33 (1947).
  • ―Lehmiller in Herbertia 52: 48 (1997). ­
  • ―Nordal in F.T.E.A., Amaryllidaceae: 18 (1982).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Geerinck in Flore d'Afrique Centrale, Amaryll.: 9 (1973).
  • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 2: 33 (1947).
  • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 24: 185 (1977).
  • Verdoorn in Bothalia 11: 40 (1973).

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