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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to N. Botswana.
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 7–10 cm in diameter, narrowed to a neck at apex, up to 13 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glaucous, distichous, suberect, green or glaucous, rather firm with thin woolly fibres, deeply channeled and pointed, 40(100) × (1.5)2–3.5 cm, margin scabrous, most leaves necrotic apically.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape reddish below, erect, (25)40–65 cm long; spathe valves 5–6 × 1.8–2.5 cm, soon becoming papery and reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers (1)3–8(10), white at anthesis, turning pink with age.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 0.5–1.5(3) cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube 10–14 cm long; segments 9–12 cm long, the inner 3–3.5 cm broad, the outer narrower, up to 2.6 cm wide, connivent into a bell with only the apices reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens declinate; filaments ±7 cm long; anthers black.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits reddish, 4–6 cm long, 3.8–4.3 cm wide, not beaked or with a very short beak.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds smooth, with a greyish water-repellent outer layer, floating in water.
Distribution
Only known from seasonally flooded grasslands of the Upper Zambezi in the Flora area; c.1000 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Endemic to the Flora area. Restricted distribution, but probably not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Zambia

Crinum rautanenianum Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schinz, H. [822], Namibia K000365430

First published in T.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 250 (1894)

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

  • in Bothalia 11: 36 (1973).
  • in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4, app.3: 48 (1896).
  • ―Baker in F.T.A. 7: 402 (1898).
  • ―Lehmiller in Herbertia 52: 62 (1997).
  • ―Sölch & Roessler in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW Afr., fam.150: 8 (1968).
  • ―Verdoorn in Fl. Pl. Afr. 42: t.1643 (1972);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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 Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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