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poisonbulb

Bulbs

25 cm or more × 10–12 cm.

Leaves

numerous, 10 dm or more × 7.5–12 cm;

blade ensiform, gradually tapering to apex.

Scape

stout, 2-edged.

Umbels

20–100-flowered.

Flowers

perianth white, salverform, tube 3–7.5 cm, limb lobes linear, 7.5 × 1–1.5 cm;

pedicel 1–2 cm.

Capsules

to 5 cm diam., beak long.

Crinum asiaticum

Phenology Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat Wet areas
Elevation 0–100 m [0–300 ft]
Distribution
from FNA
FL; LA; tropical Asia [Introduced in North America]
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Discussion

Crinum asiaticum is a robust and highly variable species that is distinguished by its very broad leaves. The bulb is reputed to be poisonous.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 26, p. 279.
Parent taxa Liliaceae > Crinum
Sibling taxa
C. americanum, C. bulbispermum, C. zeylanicum
Name authority Linnaeus: Sp. Pl. 1: 292. (1753)
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