Gilbert Baker, 1878
Botswana, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi,
Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania,
Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
||White / Pink
Crinum, Cape Coast Lily, Pyjama Lily
Crinum johnstonii, Baker.
Crinum macowanii subsp. kalahariense,
Crinum pedicellatum, Pax.
This member of the
Amaryllidaceae family was described by John Gilbert Baker in
1878. It is found in the south-eastern half of Africa. It grows
in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can
grow to twelve centimetres or more, the leaves to 30 centimetres.
The flowers are from white to light pink with pink bands.
The genera is from the Greek
krinon, meaning 'lily'. The species name for Peter MacOwan, 19th
century botanical gardens director and later Professor of botany at
South Africa College.