Crinum thaianum

Eugene Zielinski
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:00:01 PDT
Hello all.
It's true that C. thaianum is not pictured on the PBS wiki, but another
aquatic species, C. calamistratum, is.  The pictures provide a good
indication of how these submerged aquatics grow.

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> From: James Waddick
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Date: 8/24/2011 8:10:35 PM
> Subject: [pbs] Crinum thaianum
> 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 
> each.
> 	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?

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