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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Crinum paludosum

[FZ]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb 5–16 cm wide, narrowing into a neck.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in rosette, light green, arching, arcuate, outer leaves ± prostrate, sparsely scabrid, undulate, 3–5.5 cm wide, inner leaves thinner than outer.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape robust, up to 40 × 1.8 cm; spathe valves 6–8 × 2–2.5 cm, soon withering and reflexing.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers subsessile, suberect, 3–5(11); pedicels 5–10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube 7–12 cm long; segments predominantly white on the inside, often pink-flushed on the outside, the whole flower turning entirely pink as it ages, trumpet shaped, 8–12 cm long, inner 2.5–3 cm, outer 2–2.5 cm wide, not recurved at apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments declinate, white, turning pink in upper half; anthers brownish to greyish, 0.8–1 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style and stamens purplish in upper half; stigma distinctly 3-lobed, reddish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits without a beak, c.3 cm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds smooth, with a greyish water-repellent outer layer, floating in water.
Distribution
Also in Namibia (Maltahöhe Dist.) and possibly Tanzania.
Ecology
Growing in seasonally flooded pans; 400–1000 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread distribution; not threatened. Although originally considered Vulnerable in Namibia (Sabonet Red Data List 2002), the species is now considered Least Concern (Namibia Red Data List, Loots 2005).

Native to:

Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

English
Swamp lily

Crinum paludosum I.Verd. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 39: t. 1523 (1968)

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.
  • 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 Bothalia 11: 35 (1973).
  • in Fl. Pl. Afr. 39: t.1523 (1968);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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