A new species of Crinum (Amaryllidaceae) from Gujarat, India

25 January 2019

Patel, Mitesh; Patel, Harshil

We here describe a new species of genus Crinum (Amaryllidaceae) from the marshy areas of Gira river, southern Gujarat state, India. It superficially resembles C. solapurense but differes in having spherical or round, cremish white, tunicate bulbs, 10–17 distichous to sub distichous, canaliculated leaves, shorter, yellowish green peduncles (35–60 cm long), fewer flowers (up to 16), 6–12 capsules per infructscence, 4–7, chlorophyllous, rugose seeds per capsule and mainly in the vegetative propagation.