Figure 2: C. americanum Linn.

Figure 2 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.