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A flowering g group from Onalee.com.

Author: James Edgar Dandy, 1939
Family:  AMARYLLIDACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Island, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  90 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  St. Christopher’s Lily
Synonyms:  Amaryllis jagus Thompson, 1798.
Crinum giganteum
Andrews, 1804.
Crinum podophyllum
Baker.
Crinum suaveolens
A. Chev.
Amaryllis latifolia, Lam.
Crinum bequaertii,
De Wild.
Crinum congolense,
De Wild.
Crinum petiolatum,
Herb.
Crinum spectabile,
Herb. ex Steud.
Crinum vanillodorum,
Welw. ex Baker.
Taenais ampla,
Salisb.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by James Edgar Dandy 1939. It is found in tropical Africa, growing in peat or a well drained but moist soil with plenty of water and sun. The bulb will grow up to five centimetres in diameter, the whole plant can reach 90 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera is from the Greek krinon, meaning 'lily'. The species name meaning 'a corruption of gigas'.


The fruits by Ralph Mangelsdorff, Centralafricanplants.senckenberg.de.