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IUCN: not evaluated
Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE Genus: Crinum Species: asiaticum Species Author: L. Variety: asiaticum Vernacular: Giant Lily, Queen Emma Lily Synonyms: Crinum amabile, Crinum augustum, Crinum procerum, Crinum zanthophyllum
This is a sterile hybrid with blossoms that resemble Crinum augustum, but the bulbs are smaller like Crinum moorei, with a long leafy neck supporting the spreading leaves. The plant can reach 5 ft. tall and has strappy foliage from giant fleshy bulbs. The flowers are purple with white stripes, clustered on heave inflorescences that often bend and touch the ground.
Queen Emma Lily is said to come from Sumatra.
This species is known as the "Queen Emma Lily" in Hawaii. A planting exists at the Allerton Garden in Kauai in front of the Queen Emma summer cottage.
We currently have 4 herbarium specimens for Crinum asiaticum var. asiaticum in our collection. Click on any specimen below to view the herbarium sheet data.