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Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Crinum, native to warm regions and having strap-shaped leaves and showy umbels of variously colored flowers. Also called spider lily.

[New Latin Crinum, genus name, from Greek krinon, lily.]


(Plants) any plant of the mostly tropical amaryllidaceous genus Crinum, having straplike leaves and clusters of lily-like flowers. Also called: crinum lily
[Latin: lily, from Greek krinon]
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Of his many important statements I will here give only a single one as an example, namely, that 'every ovule in a pod of Crinum capense fertilised by C.
This case of the Crinum leads me to refer to a most singular fact, namely, that there are individual plants, as with certain species of Lobelia, and with all the species of the genus Hippeastrum, which can be far more easily fertilised by the pollen of another and distinct species, than by their own pollen.
For example, iylerlkarr, a song word with a speech equivalent, iyterlarr ('ceremonial white headband'), is derived from the everyday word iylerlkenng ('Sandover lily', Crinum flaccidum).
Take a look around your neighbourhood and see what's providing colour at the moment - you may be inspired by purple and pink penstemons, fiery crocosmias or bright pink Crinum powellii.
Other plants chosen for the courtyard include crinum lilies, ligularia and heliconias.
Often, the affected plants are in the family Amaryllidaceae (formerly placed in the family Liliaceae), especially amaryllis and crinum.
Until the very recently published studies on green tea extract and the Vietnamese herb Crinum latifolium (see below), no specific food or dietary regimen, no herbal or nutrient protocol, no hands-on treatments could give us any real reassurance about our ability to bring about success in actually shrinking uterine fibroids, or even offering data on symptom management.
The Lilyvale project exists adjacent to Rio Tinto's active Kestrel and BHP Mitsubishi's Gregory Crinum mines in the Bowen Basin and within 15 kilometres of the closest rail infrastructure.
Studies have found that compounds in Crinum and Crytanthus - South African species of snowdrops and daffodils - are able to pass through the blood brain barrier, the defensive wall that keeps the brain isolated.
5m (8ft) and clumps of Crinum x powellii are producing beautiful pink blooms.