African Plant Database


Crinum L.
Family : AMARYLLIDACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 291-292 (1753)  
 
Species
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : see more in the book
Ecology : 60-70 species
  Crinum species have commercial, economical and medicinal importance.The most commonly cultivated plant in Africa seems to be the S. African cultivar C. x powellii Baker with a distinct false stem, and pinkish flowers without distinct bands on the tepals.
  The only pantropical genus of Amaryllidaceae, most species-rich in southern Africa

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 83, 295
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 577
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 224 (2012).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 5: 382
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 189767
 
Record n°189767 modified 2008-12-27
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