|Author: ||Joseph Dalton Hooker,
Cape; South Africa
Lily, Moore's Crinum
Amaryllis moorei, Stapf.
Crinum colensoi, Baker.
Crinum imbricatum, Baker.
Crinum mackenii, Baker.
Crinum natalense, Baker.
Crinum schmidtii, Regel.
Crinum ugentii, Molinari.
Hippeastrum ugentii, Ochoa.
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.
The genera is from the Greek
krinon, meaning 'lily'. The species name after Dr D. Moore, director of the Glasnevin Botanical
Gardens in Dublin.