Crinum thaianum

James Waddick
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:46:47 PDT
Dear Friends,
	I was in a large pet Warehouse store today on another errand, 
when I saw a shelf of Aquarium plants so had to stop. There were 
bulbs labelled  "Onon Plant - Crinum thaianum". They were $ 4 or 5 

	But what were they and will any Crinum tolerate growing submerged?

	It sort of looked like C. americanum, but not enough.  Bulbs 
were about 1 inch in diameter. Leaves thick and slightly twisted. I 
wouldn't even bet that it is a Crinum.

	It is not on the PBS wiki and although there are lots of 
Google 'hits', none answer a few basic questions.

	So what do our Crinum experts have to guess? Look at this 
page and tell me:…

	Of course the very name "thaianum" sounds phoney and probably 
just means some Thai nursery is the source.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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