Crinum americanum, Lilium speciosum
Mon, 09 Aug 2004 09:54:32 PDT
Jim McKenney wrote:

>I would appreciate it if the Crinum experts took a careful look at this and
>let me know if it is Crinum americanum and not C. erubescens or C. amoenum.

Hi Jim,

C. erubescens is larger plant with darker green leaves, but the red scape (rather than mostly green as in C. americanum) is one of the easiest ways to tell them apart.

I have not grown C. amoenum for long and there are probably other ways, but one way I know of is that amoenum forms tight clumps, while C. americanum and C. erubescens have long rhizomes.


Jay Yourch   

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