Crinum

Crinum is a large genus in the Amaryllidaceae family found in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions in Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas. Most of the species are summer growers and have large, showy, fragrant flowers. The bulbs are large and long lived. Rachel Saunders and Jim Waddick gave some good advice on how to grow Crinum from seeds. Seeds should be sown in a well-drained mix. Make a small depression in the potting soil and place the seeds in the depression. Do not cover the seeds. It doesn't matter which way you plant them, they will sort themselves out. Seeds will germinate will with warm temperature, high humidity, and good contact with the soil. Keep the pot constantly moist. Fresh seeds germinate fast and grow to a good size in one year. With routine fertilization, the seedlings will mature quickly and will need to be repotted. Planting the seeds in a large container will reduce the number of repottings. Another resource for this genus is Al Sisk's web page

xAmarcrinum is our wiki page with pictures of hybrids between Amaryllis and Crinum.
Spodoptera picta is a serious pest for this genus in Australia.
Crinum Hybrids is our wiki page with information about hybridizing and a photo table with links to information and photos of hybrids.


For more photos and information about the species select the appropriate wiki page:

or click on the name in the table below:


Crinum species
Crinum acaule, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
acaule
Crinum album closeup, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
album
Crinum americanum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
americanum
Crinum amoenum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
amoenum
Crinum asiaticum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
asiaticum
Crinum bulbispermum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
bulbispermum
Crinum buphanoides, Rogan Roth [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
buphanoides
Crinum calamistratum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
calamistratum
Crinum campanulatum, Jacob Uluwehi Knecht [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
campanulatum
Crinum caribaeum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
caribaeum
Possible Crinum distichum, Joseph Theunissen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
distichum
Crinum erubescens Type 2 variation, umbel, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
erubescens
Closeup of Crinum fimbriatulum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
fimbriatulum
Crinum flaccidum, Alessandro Marinello [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
flaccidum
Crinum hanitrae, Dylan Hannon [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
hanitrae
Closeup of Crinum jagus var. called rattrayi, Jay Yourch [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
jagus
Crinum kirkii, Nhu Nguyen [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
kirkii
Crinum latifolium flower, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
latifolium
Closeup of Crinum ligulatum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
ligulatum
Crinum lineare umbel, Cameron McMaster [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
lineare
Crinum lugardiae flower, Angelo Porcelli [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
lugardiae
Crinum macowanii taken near Cathcart, Mary Sue Ittner [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
macowanii
Crinum mccoyi, Dylan Hannon [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
mccoyi
Front view of the flower at 10pm, Jacob Uluwehi Knecht [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
minimum
Crinum modestum, Dylan Hannon [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
modestum
Closeup Crinum moorei 'Alba', David Fenwick [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
moorei
Crinum natans, Alberto Grossi [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
natans
Crinum oliganthum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
oliganthum
Crinum paludosum, Alessandro Marinello [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
paludosum
Crinum pedunculatum, Jay Yourch [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
pedunculatum
Crinum procerum splendens umbel, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
procerum
Crinum razafindratsiraea, Jacob Uluwehi Knecht [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
razafindratsiraea
Crinum scabrum, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
scabrum
Crinum Unknown species, two scapes flowering simultaneously, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
sp.
Crinum stuhlmannii, Rogan Roth [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
stuhlmannii
Crinum variabile, Kamiesberg, Andrew Harvie [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
variabile
Crinum zeylanicum umbel, Alani Davis [Shift+click to enlarge, Click to go to wiki entry]
zeylanicum

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