Plate 49: C. scabrum Herbert

Figure 49 Fig. 49: Crinum scabrum Herbert. William Herbert named an exotic Crinum received from Brazil, a 'Lilium Rajados', the C. scabrum, not knowing the bulb was Tropical African. This is the Brazilian exotic and compares closely with Herbert's holotype illustration. We thank Willem Reuter for this most informative photograph. Many variants and genetic forms exist since the plants are scattered over some 5,000 miles of tropical Africa from Sierra Leone to Ethiopia. Herbert recognized C. scabrum as a member of the series Ornatae.