Plate 58: C. graminicola Verdoorn

Figure 58 Fig. 58: Crinum graminicola Verdoorn, and a number of associated forms are found about the grasslands of the Mid and North Transvaal. Gordon McNeil had quite a collection of native Crinum. We attempted to have his garden recognized as a national heritage, but his property is now part of a native reserve, and the natives are inclined to use all bulbs for medicinal purposes, whether beneficial or toxic.