Crinum minimum Milne-Redh.

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Crinum minimum

Synchonous flowering in mopane woodland;
Mfuwe N road;
Nov 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crinum minimum

Mfuwe N road;
Nov 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crinum minimum

Mfuwe S road;
Dec 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread and locally abundant
Status: Native
Plants commonly communal, though spaced, not aggregated. Bulbs up to 8 cm wide. Leaves narrow, linear, mostly up to 0.4 cm wide, erect, with smooth margins. Flowers 1, rarely 2, sessile. Perianth tube pinkish, curved, 8.5-15 cm long; segments acuminate, white with pink dorsal streak.
Type location:
Zambia, Mwinilunga
Notes: Closely resembles C. walteri Overkott, which is widespread south of the R. Zambezi, differing from this species in the scape arising above ground, perianth segments widely reflexed at anthesis, and the fruits not beaked.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Very varied, from sand plains in areas of high rainfall, to semi-arid mopane woodland on clay.
Altitude range: 550 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D.R. Congo, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Mc,E,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Thursday 26 February 2015

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 84. as Crinum minimum pro parte

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 122.

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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 minimum., retrieved 11 December 2023

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