Friday, 27 March 2009

Crinum moorei

Crinum moorei Hook. f.
Botanical Magazine t. 6113. vol. c (1874)

Crinum Moorei was introduced into the Glasnevin Gardens in 1863, by a friend of Dr. Moore's, Mr. Webb, who had served on the commissariat staff of our army in South Africa, and had brought the seeds from the interior -- as Dr. Moore thinks -- of Natal.

Crinum moorei is found in large colonies in damp, marshy areas in the shade. Bulbs collected from Port St Johns by Dr L.E. Codd (Verdoorn 1961) were found on the margin of a patch of coastal forest in heavy black soil near water.

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