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

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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 narrow, erect to arching or sprawling on the ground, in a rosette, 10–18 × 0.2–0.4(0.8) cm, with glabrous margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape below ground in flower, slender, 5–10(19) cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe valves with pinkish tinge, reflexed, papery, 5.4–9.1 × 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, zygomorphic; segments connivent into a bell, apex attenuate to acute, outer segments slightly narrower, 3 lower segments spreading and 3 upper ascending and somewhat recurved, with a pale pink to deep rose dorsal keel, 8–13 × 2–3 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style deep rose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits beaked, subglobose, up to 2 cm in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds finely papillose, light yellowish to greenish, turning blackish when exposed to air, sinking immediately in water.
Distribution
Also in South Africa (Limpopo & North West Provinces) and Namibia.
Ecology
In deep sand or stony soils; 600–1200 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Crinum walteri Overkott appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 9-10: 444 (1954)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Not 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. [Cited as Crinum minimum.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as ?.]

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Mitt. Bot. Staatssaml. München 1(9–10): 444 (1954).
  • ―Lehmiller in Herbertia 52: 47 (1997).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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
Flora Zambesiaca
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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