Gilbert Baker, 1898
Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
||White / Red
delagoense, Inez Clare Verdoorn, 1962.
Crinum stuhlmannii subsp. delagoense, Kwembeya &
Crinum forbesii, Julius Hermann Schultes, 1830.
Amaryllis forbesii Lindl.1826.
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
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 or even 90 centimetres in
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.