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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
Crinum asiaticum (Amaryllidaceae)

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Plants large
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in rosette, strap-shaped or lanceolate, with or without a thickened midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 1–10 flowers subtended by 2 free involucral bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile or on relatively short pedicels; tube up to 12 cm long, narrowly cylindrical, curved; segments white, with or without a reddish to pinkish dorsal streak, or with pinkish flush, narrowly to broadly lanceolate, connivent to a bell or a funnel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments white or tinged pink, filiform and curved downwards; anthers light brown to grey or black, 5–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits capsules with ± fleshy pericarp, bursting irregularly or indehiscent, with several large greyish or greenish subglobose to irregularly compressed seeds, 5–10 mm in diam., sometimes germinating in the fruit.
Distribution
Some 110 species, pantropical with about 50 species in Africa.

[FTEA]

Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular to slightly irregular, often white with red keel, sometimes pure white or pink, hypocrateriform or infundibuliform, with a long narrow cylindrical tube always longer than 6 cm. in East Africa
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary oblong, with many ovules per locule; integuments lacking; style long (up to 20 cm.), with undivided stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a large many-seeded capsule, with fleshy or membranous wall, indehiscent or bursting irregularly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds globose, somewhat flattened or irregularly shaped, greenish or greyish, glabrous or occasionally papillose, often germinating in the fruit.
Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants with leaves in a basal rosette or rarely distichously arranged, never biflabellate, lacking a false stem (in East Africa)
Morphology Leaves
Leaves strap-shaped, lanceolate or linear, with or without a thickened midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape lateral, solid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence with 1–25 large flowers, subtended by 2 free bracts

[FSOM]
Use
Both native and exotic species are grown as ornamentals.

Native to:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bahamas, Chagos Archipelago, Cook Is., Dominican Republic, Juan Fernández Is., Leeward Is., Line Is., Madeira, Marianas, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Nauru, North Carolina, Phoenix Is., Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Society Is., Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuvalu, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Crinum L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Zimbabwe 15595.000
Eyles, F. [8796], Zimbabwe 15596.000
Sierra Leone 17329.000
Bally, P.R.O. [7746], Kenya 17330.000
Cox, J.K., Ghana 18883.000
Wild, H. [44538], Zimbabwe 19069.000
Somalia 19070.000
Bally, P.R.O. [5625], Kenya 19071.000
Wild, H. [3149], Zimbabwe 19072.000
Hood, J.A. [649 - 52] 35994.000
Gambia 45565.000
Gambia 45566.000
Gambia 45568.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8972] K001131958
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8972] K001131959
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 8970], Myanmar K001131955

First published in Sp. Pl.: 292 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 393.
  • Sp. Pl. 291 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by I. Nordal [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Nordal & Wahlstrøm in Nord. J. Bot. 2: 465 (1982).
  • Nordal in Norw. J. Bot. 24: 179 (1977)
  • Verdoorn in Bothalia 11: 27 (1973)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak., Amaryll.: 74(1888)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 141 (1754)
  • Nordal in Norw. Journ. Bot. 24: 179 (1977)
  • Sp. Pl.: 291 (1753)
  • Verdoorn in Bothalia 11: 27 (1973)

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