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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tanzania to N. Botswana.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulb large.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lorate, up to 9 cm. broad, without midrib, the broader leaves without an intact apex, margin scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2.5–3 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hypocrateriform, 10–15 in an umbel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-tube 12–15 cm. long, curved in upper part when in bud, erect at anthesis; segments white inside, probably more reddish outside, linear-lanceolate, 6–7 cm. long, 5–10 mm. broad, spreading and gradually more reflexed during anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments red, erect, arcuate, not declinate; anthers straight, dark, 1.4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style long, red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits and seeds unknown.
Habitat
Black cotton soil in valley grassland
Distribution
T6

[FZ]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb up to 14 cm wide, ending in a thick neck.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in rosette, margins undulate, the lower more or less prostrate, central leaves suberect, median leaves 6–7 cm broad, margin scabrid, up to 60 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape suberect, ± 50 cm long, compressed, often tinged purplish brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe valves 8–9 cm long, fading early and reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 6–11, erect, buds erect at first then pendulous, erect again as flower opens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicel 1.3–4 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube slender, 9–15 cm long, usually tinged brownish; segments white or pale pink with a dorsal purplish or brownish-red band down middle, 5.5–8 × 1–1.3 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens arcuate, erect; filaments reddish in upper two-thirds; anthers slender, greyish-brown ± 1.6 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits long beaked.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Distribution
Also in SE Tanzania.
Ecology
Mainly found in floodplains; 10–1000 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Fairly widely distributed; not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Mozambique, Tanzania

Crinum subcernuum Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K000365448
Kirk, J. [317], Mozambique K000365447 Unknown type material
Menyharth [690], Malawi K000365446 Unknown type material

First published in Gard. Chron., n.s., 16: 180 (1881)

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.
  • 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 F.T.A. 7: 396 (1898).
  • in F.T.E.A., Amaryllidaceae: 18 (1982).
  • in Gard. Chron. 16: 180 (1881);
  • ―Nordal in Norw. J. Bot. 24: 188 (1977);

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 of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 396 (1898).
  • Bak. in Gard. Chron. 1881 (2): 180 (1881).
  • Harms in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 145 (1895).
  • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 24: 188 (1977).

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