Crinum bulbispermum

(Burman f.) Milne-Redhead & Schweickerdt

J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 161. 1939.

Basionym: Amaryllis bulbisperma Burman f. Fl. Indica, 9. 1768
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 279. Mentioned on page 278.

Bulbs 8–10 × 6–8 cm. Leaves 5–8 dm × 3–5 cm; blade lorate. Scape 4–7.5 dm. Umbels 8–13-flowered. Flowers: perianth pink to red, funnelform, tube narrow, 5–10 cm, limb lobes lanceolate-linear, lanceolate-elliptic, or lanceolate-ovate, 6–11 × 1–1.7 cm; pedicel (2–)4–6 cm. Capsules not seen at maturity, beak very short to absent.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Margins of wet areas and disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–200 m


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Introduced; Fla., La., N.C., Tex., S. Africa.


Crinum bulbispermum is apparently the nonnative species of Crinum that is most commonly cultivated outdoors. The name C. longifolium (Linnaeus) Thunberg was long misapplied to this species.

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Lower Taxa