Crinum purpurascens (starry crinum)
Crinum purpurescens at Kew Gardens
Crinum purpurascens Herb.
Not evaluated according to IUCN Red List criteria.
River banks in rain forests.
About this species
There are at least 65, and perhaps over 100 according to various classifications, species of Crinum in the tropical and warm countries of America, Africa, Asia and Australia, and more than 20 species can be found in southern Africa alone.
The name Crinum derives from the Greek krinon, meaning a white lily. Although C. purpurascens has a white flower, it is tinted on the outside with purple as is the flower stalk (scape).
Crinum purpurascens var. angustilobium De Wild.