Crinum amabile

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Crinum amabile, Donn. Bulb small; neck 1 ft. or more long: Lvs. 25-30 to a bulb, 3-4 ft. long, strap-shaped, tapering to the point, the margin entire: peduncle 2-3 ft. long; fls. 20-30 in an umbel, very fragrant; spathe- valves 4-5 in. long; pedicels ½-l in. lone; perianth with a crimson center band, tinged outside oright purplish red; tube bright red; segms. 4-5 in. long; stamens an inch shorter than the segms. Sumatra. B.M. 1605. R.H. 1856:241.—Summer; warmhouse. Supposed by Herbert to be a spontaneous hybrid between C. asiaticum var. procerum and C. zeylanicum: fls. sterile; bulb increases by small offsets; has been sold under the name of C. augustum (Hort.. not Roxbg.), which is a similar but smaller natural hybrid presumably between C. bracteatum and C. zeylanicum, and has more obtuse Lvs. than C. amabile. CH

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