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Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Genus CRINUM L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 291. 1753.
Synonym Tanghekolli Adans. Fam. P1. 2:57. 1763. Scadianus Raf. Ad. Jour. 164. 1833. Liriaimus Raf. Fl. Tellur. 4:2 3. 1836. CrinoPsis Herb. Amaryll. 270. 1837. Pancratio-Crinum Herb. ex Steud. Nom. 2:250. 1841.
Description Usually rather massive scapose herbs with tunicated bulbs and basal, usually succulent leaves; inflorescence scapose, umbelliform, bearing few to several showy, sessile or subsessile flowers subtended by 2 or more spathaceous bracts; perianth salverform, with a long slender tube and a spreading limb of 6 more or less equal lobes, white, or more or less deeply flushed with red or purple; stamens 6, inserted at the base of the perianth lobes; filaments terete or subterete, slender; anthers versatile; fruit a rather fleshy, asymmetrical capsule, tardily dehiscent.
Key a. Leaves lorate or ensiform, greatly elongate, sessile. b. Perianth lobes erect or ascending, linear, nearly as long as the tube; flowers with short but distinct pedicels -1. C. LONGIFLORUM bb. Perianth lobes reflexed, lanceolate, 1/r..1/3 as long as the tube; flowers sessile - ----- 2. C. ERUBESCENS aa. Leaves oblong-elliptic, narrowed to a conspicuous subpetiolar base; perianth lobes widely spreading, elliptic-oblong, about % as long as the tube; flowers shortly pedicellate -3. C. DARIENENSIS
 
 
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