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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulb 3–7 cm. in diameter, with a distinct neck ± 6 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged, canaliculate ± flaccid, linear, 6–10 mm. broad, up to 30 cm. long, midrib visible, margin with distinct scattered hairs 2–3 mm. long, only the few central leaves with entire apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape short and often entirely below ground.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–2 (–3)-flowered, subtended by 2 bracts soon becoming thin and papery.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-tube erect, almost straight, 9–11 cm. long; segments white with faint pink midstripe, narrowly lanceolate, recurved at apex, 7–11 cm. long, ± 1 cm. broad, connivent to a narrow funnel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens declinate; anthers yellow-brown, curved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, with a small beak, greenish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few, globose, smooth.
Habitat
Open deciduous bushland, on red sandy soil; 250 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1

Native to:

Kenya

Crinum piliferum Nordal appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Norweg. J. Bot. 26: 149 (1979)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 26: 149 (1979).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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