African Plant Database


Crinum asiaticum L.
Family : AMARYLLIDACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 292 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Crinum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crinum toxicarium Roxb. ex Hornem.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : A large robust plant 1,5-2 m tall and as broad; bulb rather small; with prominent pseudostem; leaf blades strap-shaped, not channelled
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Ecology : Cultivated; often around hotels, pedestrian walkways. Salt-tolerant.
  Native to tropical SE Asia. Cultivated all over the world, also in E Africa

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 47: t.1875 (1983).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
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Record n°16128 modified 2016-02-09
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