Crinum solapurense S.P.Gaikwad, Garad & Gore

    (Amaryllis Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SUDARSHAN FAMILY (सुदर्शन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : AMARYLLIDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Swampy margins
  • Comments / notes : The species grows in swampy margins of the Bhima River on black clay soil in association with Cryptocoryne retrospiralis Kunth. at an altitude of about 470 m.
  • Key identification features : Bulbs are conical or elongated which is laterally compressed or globular-ellipsoid in shap, white or pale pink in colour which turns into deep pink when exposed to light, with 1 – 10 lateral offsets (daughter shoots), Leaves contemporary with flowers which are radical and sturdy, 12 – 27 in number, lanceolatous, deeply channelled, canaliculate or U-shaped. Umbel infloresense with 10 – 30 flowers, Stamens are 6 in number and it is erect during the time of anthesis, seeds are 3 – 12 per capsule and it is chlorophyllous
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Solapur district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats, India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Gaikwad. S. P, K. U. Garad & R. D. Gore (2014). Crinum solapurense (Amaryllidaceae), a new species from Maharashtra, India. KEW BULLETIN, 69: 9505 pp. 1-5.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. solapurense. Downloaded on 29 June 2022.


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