African Plant Database

Crinum abyssinicum Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 311 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Crinum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crinum schimperi Vatke ex K. Schum. (1889)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb 3,5-15 cm Ø, with a neck 9-32 cm long, often propagating vegetatively to form dense clusters; leaves in rosette, erect, glaucous to grey-green, linear to narrowly lanceolate
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Ecology : Waterlogged valley grassland; swampy depressions; along stream banks; fallow; black clay soils; in the central Ethiopian plateau towards Debra Birham flourishing in numerous localities; rocky hillsides; sandy clayish loam; 1650-3300 m alt

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 16173
Record n°16173
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