Aquatic Crinum

James Waddick
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:55:55 PDT
Dear Alberto, Gene and all,
	I am getting quite an education about aquatic species of 
Crinum - a totally new window in the Crinum world.

	Yes, there is a C. thaianum and that is the proper name. It 
comes only from a small river area in S. Thailand.

	But there are three more species (at least) of aquatic Crinum.

	C. calamistratum which is pictured on the wiki and cultivated 
by at least one PBS member:…

	C. natans also on our wiki at…

	and C. aquatica which is pictured at various web sites.  Are 
there more?

	All of these from Africa and Asia are obligate aquatics and 
have lovely Crinum like flowers.  I had no idea these existed. Learn 
something new from PBS all the time.

		Thanks to all and best.		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
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