Figure 2: C. americanum Linn.
Fig. 2: The original specimen of Genus Crinum Linn. in Hortus
Siccus Cliffortianus 127.1. This is the Crinum americanum Linn.
lectotype specimen. Note the drip-tips on the tepal apices as cited by
Linnaeus in Species plantarum I: 292, 1753. Few, if any past
botanists ever noted this distinctive character-essentalis
identification-feature cited by Linnaeus.