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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Crinum moorei
 
  
Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker 1874
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Eastern Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Peat or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  White to Light Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Natal Lily, Moore's Crinum
Synonyms:  -
   This large member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1874. It is found in the northern part of East Cape, South Africa, growing in peat or well drained soil with quite some water and not that much sun. The bulb will grow up to 20 centimetres in diameter, the leaves can get one meter long. The flowers are white to pale pink.

Named after the Greek krinon meaning lily, and Dr D. Moore, director of the Glasnevin Botanical Gardens in Dublin.

Flower photo from Shields Gardens Ltd