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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Hort. Kew. 1:413. 1789.
Synonym Crinum Commelini Jacq. Hort. Shoen. 2:40. pI. 202. 1798. Crinum Kunthianumr M. Roem. Fam. Nat. Syn. 4:80. 1847.
Description Bulb ovoid, 7-10 cm. in diameter; leaves basal, numerous, lorate, gradually acuminate, 3-5 dm. long, 5-7 cm. broad; flowering scape stout, 3-4 dm. long, involucral bracts lance-trigonal, 6-8 cm. long, bearing 4-12 flowers; flowers white, usually deeply tinged with purple without, sessile; perianth tube 15-20 cm. long, very slender, the lobes lanceolate, 7-8 cm. long; stamens greatly exserted, the filaments scarlet or purple.
Distribution Widespread in tropical America, and fre- quently cultivated. In Panama apparently spon- taneous in wet soil beside streams at rather low elevations.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Rio Cricamola, Woodson, Allen d Seibert i9io. CANAL ZONE: Barro Colorado Island, Seibert 567.
Common Lirio
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