Crinum paludosum I. Verd.

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Crinum paludosum

Picture: Darrel Plowes
5 km SW of Norton

Crinum paludosum

Picture: Darrel Plowes
Chibuwe Irrigation Scheme, Save Valley

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Leaves in a rosette, light green, 3-5.5 cm wide. Flowers zygomorphic, 3-5 (11) per umbel, sessile or nearly so, pedicels 5-10 mm long. Perianth segments connivant into a funnel or bell, white on the inside, often pink-flushed on the outside, the whole flower turning pink as it ages. Seeds smooth, with a greyish water-repellant outer cover, floating in water.
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: paludosum: of marshy places
Habitat: Seasonally flooded pans.
Altitude range: 400 - 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec(Mar)
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 12, plate 29

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 112.

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 128 - 129.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crinum paludosum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crinum paludosum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crinum paludosum., retrieved 11 December 2023

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