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Photo by B.T. Wursten,

The flowers close-up by BT Wursten,

Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1898
Origin:  Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sandy - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10-25 Centimetres
Height:  30-90 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Candy-Striped Crinum
Synonyms:  Crinum delagoense, Inez Clare Verdoorn, 1962.
Crinum stuhlmannii
subsp. delagoense, Kwembeya & Nordal.
(Not sure:
Crinum forbesii
, Julius Hermann Schultes, 1830.
Amaryllis forbesii
Crinum forbesianum
William Herbert, 1837).

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1898. If Crinum forbesii, Julius Hermann Schultes 1830 is a synonym, it should actually be the right name. It is found in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, growing in a sandy soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten or even 25 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 or even 90 centimetres in height. The flowers are white and red.

The genera is from the Greek krinon, meaning 'lily'. The species name after Franz Ernest Stuhlmann, one time Acting Governor of Tanganyika and plant collector.