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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Crinum macowanii
Indications: Administered to both people and animals. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Crinum macowanii is a hardy, deciduous, large bulbous plant with huge trumpet-like flowers, with a crimson line on the petals. It does very well in semi-shade. This outstanding plant also has attractive knobbly seed heads, which will readily seed themselves around the garden to form clumps. Crinum macowanii can be grown in either dry or damp conditions. Beware of the amaryllis caterpillar. (Credit: Wildflower Nursery)
Crinum macowanii has strongly sweet-scented flowers, particularly in the evening, which indicates that it is probably pollinated by a moth. A 2007 study in Kenya by Martins and Johnson observed the Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli) feeding on Crinum macowanii flowers. (Credit: PlantzAfrica)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.