Plate 15: C. augustum Roxburgh

Figure 15 Fig. 15: Crinum augustum Roxburgh. This striking natural hybrid is from the Seychelles and Mauritius and can best be identified by the large conical bulb which is near 15 cm. in diameter, while the colored tepals are 8-10 cm. long by 12-16 mm. wide. The plants are completely sterile.

Modern botanists seem to think all natural hybrids should be shown with an x, i.e.: C. x agustum. Early botanists all saved ink by concluding that they had encountered an aborted bud sport.