Crinum longifolium?
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 07:30:22 PST
would anybody have photos of mature C. bulbispermum for comparison? 
My C. "longifolium" are distinct - the skin is very light tan, held above the ground level, and has a very tall solid "neck" that is also the same light tan. The older plants do have offsets. Haven't had them long enough to flower or to see the leaves yet. All I know is that they are distinct compared to other Crinums I have seen with this unusual growth habit. 
The largest bulbs are about 7 inches wide, 4 inches high, and the neck is about 8 inches tall, and 1 1/2 inches wide. 
Not sure if this will help at all.





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Sent: Thu, Dec 9, 2010 10:24 am
Subject: Re: [pbs] Crinum longifolium?

 That's from 40 years ago. I would think there might have been some more recent 

work.... off to do some detective work! 

Thanks, Jude




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From: James Waddick <>

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Sent: Thu, Dec 9, 2010 9:58 am

Subject: Re: [pbs] Crinum longifolium?

>I have a bunch of Crinum longifolium, and have been selling a few on >Ebay. I 

was just contacted by another member saying that this is now >known as Crinum 


>I cannot find anything supporting this claim. I'd love to hear any >input on 

this matter. Thanks! 


Dear Jude, 

   Les Hannibal in his review of Garden Crinums (1970) lists C. longifolium  

Thunb. as a synonym of C. bulbispermum. \ 


       Best        Jim W. 

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