Friday, September 30, 2011

Crinum asiaticum ..... Perfumed Poisen Lily

 Flowering now at Cortijo Azahar.....


Belonging to the family Amaryllidacaea, Crinums are impressive plants which can reach 5 to 6 feet tall in their natural habitat, Tropical Asia.
There is a rare variety which has red petals and all are fragrant, releasing their perfume at dusk.
A common name is 'Poisen Lily' or 'Poisen Bulb'.
A single bulb can weigh up to twenty pounds and the seeds can be as much as 3 inches across.      


Flowering at Keanae Arboretum, Maui,  the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands.