Crinum aurantiacum Lehmiller

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Crinum aurantiacum

Dec 2004.
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Crinum aurantiacum

Nov 2008.
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Crinum aurantiacum

Mongu District, Looma, in woodland;
Dec 1993.
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Crinum aurantiacum

47 km West of Kabompo;
Dec 2003.
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Crinum aurantiacum

Katanga Province, DRC;
Sep 2009
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Crinum aurantiacum

Katanga Province, DRC;
Aug 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

Crinum aurantiacum

Katanga Province, DRC;
Sep 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Crinum aurantiacum

Katanga Province, DRC;
Nov 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Leaves more than 7 mm wide, margins ciliate. Flowers generally more than 2 per umbel; zygomorphic, perianth tube curved at anthesis, the segments connivent into a funnel or bell, with a purplish or red keel; stamens declinate, anthers yellowish, greyish or brownish. Fruits glossy, bright yellow or orange. Seeds 3-13, glabrous,pale green, with a rough greyish outer covering.
Type location:
Zambia, Mwinilunga District, near Kasompa
Notes: Difficult to distinguish from C. crassicaule when not in fruit. The two species are sympatric, also occupying similar habitats. The pink colouring of the midrib of the sepals is generally more conspicuous in this species, but this needs to be confirmed.
Derivation of specific name: Zambia and Malawi
Habitat: Savanna or disturbed grassland.
Altitude range: 500 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 April 2016

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 123 - 124.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crinum aurantiacum., retrieved 1 March 2024

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