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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulbs 5–16 cm. in diameter, often with a considerable neck up to 30 cm., often propagating vegetatively to form large clusters.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect or spreading, but never flaccid, glossy, lanceolate, 30–75 cm. long, 3–9 cm. broad, keeled with a distinct midrib, glabrous to slightly scabrous on the margin and wavy, normally evergreen with intact acute apices, with white woolly fibres appearing when a leaf is torn.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 30–70 cm. long, contemporary with the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Spathe-valves greenish, tinged with red, robust, persistent and erect, enveloping the perianth-tubes at anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4–10, sweetly scented, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-tube greenish, 9–16 cm. long, curved only in the upper part above the erect involucre; segments green in bud, but during anthesis pure white with a broad sharply bordered mauve to purple dorsal streak, broadly lanceolate, acuminate, 8.5–11 cm. long, 2.5–3.5 cm. broad, outer and inner ones subequal in width, all connivent to a zygomorphic bell, with the upper segments more reflexed than the lower, but the bell opening with almost patent segments at night.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments white or tinged with red, declinate; anthers dark grey or black, curved, 0.7–1.4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style white or greenish white, often tinged red distally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits green, globose, without a beak.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 5–15 (–20), green, without water-repellent membrane, very irregular, looking like segments of a sphere or parts of such.
Habitat
Forest, riverine vegetation or damp places in grassland; 0–2500 m.
Distribution
T3 T6 T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Crinum politifolium R.Wahlstr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1981 Bjørnstad, I. [750], Tanzania K000365449 isotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 2: 471 (1982)

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

  • Wahlström in Nordic Journ. Bot. 2: 000 (1983).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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