This large member of the
Amaryllidaceae family was described by
Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1874. It is found in the northern part of
East Cape, South Africa, growing in peat or well drained soil with
quite some water and not that much sun. The bulb will grow up to 20
centimetres in diameter, the leaves can get one meter long. The
flowers are white to pale pink.
Named after the Greek krinon
meaning lily, and Dr D. Moore, director of the Glasnevin Botanical
Gardens in Dublin.