Crinum subcernuum Baker

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Crinum subcernuum

Habit
Riverine bank floodplain
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Crinum subcernuum

Inflorescence
Riverine bank floodplain
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Crinum subcernuum

Flower
Riverine bank floodplain
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Crinum subcernuum

Flower
Riverine bank floodplain
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Crinum menyharthii Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Bulb up to 14 cm wide, ending in a thick neck; leaves in rosette, margins undulate and scabrid, lower ± prostrate, central leaves suberect, median leaves 6-7 cm broad and up to 60 cm long; scape suberect, ± 50 cm long, often tinged purplish brown, compressed; spathe valves 8-9 cm long, fading early and reflexed; flowers 6-11, erect (buds erect at first then pendulous and erect again as flower opens); pedicels 1.3-4 cm long; 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 x 1-1.3 cm; stamens arcuate, erect; filaments reddish in upper two thirds, anthers slender, greyish-brown, ± 1.6 cm long; style red; fruits long beaked.
Type location:
Mozambique, mouth of Zambezi confluence with Kongone R., i.1861, Kirk 317 (K lectotype)
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Mainly in floodplains
Altitude range: 10 - 1000 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Tanzania south through Mozambique west through Zambia to Botswana and Namibia (Caprivi Strip).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Literature:

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 120.

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Flora of Botswana: Crinum subcernuum
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Flora of Mozambique: Crinum subcernuum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crinum subcernuum
African Plant Database: Crinum subcernuum
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crinum subcernuum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crinum subcernuum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Crinum subcernuum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crinum subcernuum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Crinum subcernuum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crinum subcernuum
Plants of the World Online: Crinum subcernuum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crinum subcernuum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crinum subcernuum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=174380, retrieved 8 July 2020

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