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Taxon: Crinum zeylanicum (L.) L.

Genus: Crinum
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Tribe: Amaryllideae
Subtribe: Crininae
Nomen number: 12236
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2:236. 1767
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42947859
Name Verified on: 11-Jun-2019 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • milk-and-wine-lily  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:


    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (s.?), Sri Lanka

    Cultivated (also cult.)


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  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
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  6. Nordal, I. & R. Wahlstrom. 1982. Studies in the Crinum zeylanicum complex in East Africa. Nordic J. Bot. 2:469-471.
  7. Nordal, I. 1977. Revision of the East African taxa of the genus Crinum (Amaryllidaceae). Norweg. J. Bot. 24:188.
  8. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
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  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  11. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.

Check other web resources for Crinum zeylanicum (L.) L. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12236. Accessed 19 July 2019.