Plate 42: C. jagus

Figure 42 Fig. 42: Crinum jagus: (ex C. giganteum). There are innumerable variants of the C. jagus: scattered across Tropical Africa and found as long-established escapes in central and tropical South America. The swamp forms often have broad foliage while the drier savanna forms usually have more erect sabre-like foliage. Many are quite fragrant, but breeders have found the plants disinclined to outcross. Only one or two known hybrids exist. We show a number of forms since written or verbal descriptions cannot convey the distinctions commonly encountered blossomwise.