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NTBG Plant Name:
Crinum asiaticum var. pedunculatum
October 25, 1989
Nom. Rev. A. L. Vernon 27 April 2012
On Lau'oho Rd., Kalaheo.
"Bulb" with thixk papery bracts, the bulb to 50 cm tall and 17 cm wide; roots spring from base of bulb in habit like coconut; roots arise yellowish to white, push into ground, mature green, to finger width. Leaves: to 95 cm, 18 cm wide, forming trough; new leaves with glaucous tinge; blade above dull medium green, paler in center, the lateral veins fine and dark, lamina with rusty spots; below somewhat darker; where leaves join stem the cups water-filled; new foliage mostly upright, older leaves bend and touch ground. Inflorescence: heads mostly at level with foliage tips, some above; scape 120-150 cm x 4.5 broad, solid, flattened, pale green, glossy, interior white, spongy and very juicy; floral bracts 2, like onion skin, in places transparent; numerous smaller interfloral bracts curling, white to pale brown, some notably petaloid; heads with 20-30 (to 54) flowers, sometimes with two flowers with tubes joined to just below perianth segments; flowers to 24 x 15 cm; pedicels to 6 cm long, green, glossy; ovary to 1.5 x 0.8 cm, green, glossy; tube to 9 cm long, paler, more yellow-green, glossy; segments 6, white, crystalline, slightly to strongly reflexed, 8-9 x 1.2 cm, the stamens attached to center of each at base; stamens: form upright crown on opening, when expanded stand at 45° angles to axis; filaments 6.5 cm, yellow at base shortly becoming white, to pink-violet for 2/3 length; anther with yellow pollen, versatile, 1.1 cm long; pistil: to 16 cm long, white in tube becoming dark wine-purple at apex, mostly shorter than stamens in flower but sometimes slightly longer; flowers of strong, sweet fragrance. In fruit scapes mostly bend to ground where seeds deposited; fruits fig-like in shape, pale yellow-green to whitish, glossy; seeds maturing to 5.5 x 3 cm, rounded, flattened, pale grey. Numerous plantlets on ground, or germinating in pools in leaf axils.
From Cultivated Plant:
Specimen consists of three sheets (001920, 001764, 001755).
Date of Last Update:
July 13, 2015