African Plant Database

Crinum jagus (J. Thomps.) Dandy
Protologue : J. Bot. 77: 64 (1939) 
Information on the genus : Crinum
Basionym : Amaryllis jagus J. Thomps.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amaryllis jagus J. Thomps.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crinum bequaertii De Wild. (1921)
=Crinum congolense De Wild. (1907)
=Crinum giganteum Andrews
=Crinum laurentii T. Durand & De Wild.
=Crinum podophyllum Baker
=*Taenais ampla Salisb.
=Crinum spectabile Herb. ex Steud.
=Crinum vanillodorum Welw. ex Baker
=Crinum suaveolens A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb 2,5-14 cm Ø, without neck; leaves variously petiolate, lanceolate to oblanceolate
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Ecology : Riverine vegetation; swamps in forest; weed in cultivations; seasonally flooded sedge meadow; often in water; boggy places by river; near boggy river banks with orchids, Raphia sp.; sometimes in humid meadows; 0-1800 m alt.
  Medicinal plant (Fitoterapia 74: 23-28, 2003). Cultivated in African gardens, and in other tropical countries. “Does not seem to escape” in Kenya (Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Amaryll.: 17, 1982).
  S. Tomé.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaryllidaceae: 17
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 89
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Record n°16154 modified 2007-03-29
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