Crinum papillosum Nordal

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Crinum papillosum

Samfya District, Samfya;
Dec 2005.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crinum papillosum

Samfya District, Samfya;
Dec 2005.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Very restricted distribution
Status: Native
Leaves green, never glaucous, distinctly ciliate, spreading, longer leaves reaching the ground, up to 40 × 4 cm, smelling slightly of peach, not foetid. Scapes 1-2, sub-erect lateral, inflorescence 3-7 flowered, pedicels 1.5-3 cm long. Perianth tube 11-12 cm long; segments acuminate forming a funnel, with pale pink keel. Inner perianth segments up to 1.5 cm broad. Seeds large, papillose, greenish turning black when exposed to air, sinking in water.
Type location:
Notes: Although the Zambian population differs slightly from the type material from Tanzania, DNA analysis shows that they are distinct.
Conservation status: Endangered. The Zambian population, which appears to have a very restricted distribution, is threatened by property development.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Sand dunes
Altitude range: 1100 m (approx)
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and SW Tanzania.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Endangered
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Content last updated: Thursday 26 February 2015

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 126 - 127.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crinum papillosum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crinum papillosum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Crinum papillosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crinum papillosum
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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 papillosum., retrieved 27 November 2021

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