Crinum binghamii Nordal & Kwembeya

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Crinum binghamii

Mongu, Bulozi Floodplain ;
Dec 1995.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crinum binghamii

Mongu, Bulozi Floodplain ;
Dec 1995.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crinum binghamii

Mongu, Bulozi Floodplain ;
Dec 1995.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crinum binghamii

Mongu, Bulozi Floodplain ;
Dec 1995.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Frequency: Uncommon and of restricted distribution
Status: Native
Description:
Plants forming aggregated clones by vegetative propagation from rhizomes below the bottle shaped bulbs; bulbs up to 9 cm in diameter. Leaves distichous or sub-distichous, erect or sub-erect, deeply channelled or U-shaped, up to 75 × 2.5 cm. with thick woolly fibres. Scape lateral, reddish, 55-70 cm long; Inflorescence with up to 11 flowers. Pedicel 0-1 cm in flower. Perianth tube 12-16 cm long, reddish-green; perianth segments white, drooping at anthesis. Anthers black. Fruit and seeds not seen.
Type location:
Zambia, Senanga District
Notes: The species is more closely related to some West African taxa than to any local species.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Seasonally inundated floodplain grassland
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Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: Only known in Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Wednesday 25 February 2015
Literature:

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crinum binghamii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crinum binghamii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crinum binghamii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crinum binghamii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crinum binghamii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crinum binghamii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crinum binghamii
JSTOR Plant Science: Crinum binghamii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crinum binghamii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Crinum binghamii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crinum binghamii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crinum binghamii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191220, retrieved 9 December 2021

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