Dwarf/Mini Crinum

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 07:52:16 PST
My Crinum walteri, a.k.a. minimum, always has only one bud visible at a 
time and only one flower in bloom at a time, but a second may emerge from 
the potting mix as the first fades.  The leaves are thread-like.

The leaves on razafindratsiraea are longer and broader than those of 
oliganthum, and both have much broader leaves than "minimum."  My 
bloom-size razafindratsiraea has leaves up to 3/4 inch wide near the 
base.  I can't remember where I put the oliganthum for the winter; but, as 
I recall, its leaves are somewhere around 1/4-inch wide.

Jim S.

At 09:33 AM 11/27/2011 -0600, you wrote:
>.......... Although I didn't
>mention it, my mystery dwarf has a head of more than 7  flowers.
>         Nhu suggested three possibilities:
>         C. razafindratsiraea
>         C. mccoyi and
>         C. miminum

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