Crinum pedunculatum R.Br.


Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Crinum

History: 

Published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 297 in 1810.

Basionym of [plant:CrinAsiaPedu] R.Br.) Fosberg & Sachet.

ARS-GRIN shows C. pedunculatum as the accepted name.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 52 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. The present plant is a native of New South Wales, and has been very generally confounded with Crinum asiaticum; the cause, most probably, of its not having found a place in the late edition of the Hortus Kewensis. But it differs from that species, by the bulb, which grows upon a large rootstock entirely above ground, is smooth and of a cylindric form, resembling very much that of the leek, except in dimension...

Has been known in our collections, according to Donn's Hortus cantabrigiensis, from the year 1790; but we are not informed by whom it was introduced.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Crinum taitense DC. - synonym

Crinum australe Donn - synonym


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