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Found this plant at Grootscholten.


A wild plant by Bernard Dupont, Wikipedia.org.


Found this plant at Mbuyu.

Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1878
Family:  AMARYLLIDACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  30 (50) Centimetres
Flower:  White / Pink Bands
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Sabie Crinum, Cape Coast Lily, Pyjama Lily
Synonyms:  Crinum gouwsii, Traub.
Crinum johnstonii, Baker.
Crinum macowanii subsp. kalahariense, L.S.Hannibal.
Crinum pedicellatum, Pax.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1878. It is found in the south-eastern half of Africa. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to twelve centimetres or more, the leaves to 30 centimetres. The flowers are from white to light pink with pink bands.

The genera is from the Greek krinon, meaning 'lily'. The species name for Peter MacOwan, 19th century botanical gardens director and later Professor of botany at South Africa College.


Found this plant at Mbuyu.