Crinum jasonii Bjorå & Nordal

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Crinum jasonii

Mambwe District, Mfuwe, in a shallow pan;
Dec 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
Bulb surrounded by dark bulb scales, c. 10 cm wide, narrowing to a neck c. 10 cm long. Leaves glaucous, up to 6 cm broad, distichous in germinating plants, becoming rosulate as more leaves are produced; leaf margins scabrid and slightly undulate; exuding white sap when torn. Scape up to 25 cm long, flowers 3-6 per inflorescence, distinctly pedicellate, pedicels 2.5-3.5 cm long. Perianth tube greenish, 12-14 cm long; segments forming a hooded bell, the apices reflexed at anthesis, keel pale green. Fruits green, turning brown before bursting; seeds numerous, variable in size and shape, floating in water.
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Notes: Conservation status: Known so far only 3 populations: Vulnerable or Data Deficient
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Habitat: Shallow pans in seasonally waterlogged clay.
Altitude range: 550 m (approx)
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: Not known outside Zambia
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Wednesday 25 February 2015

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crinum jasonii
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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 jasonii., retrieved 26 June 2024

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