Crinum asiaticum aka Grand Crinum Lily

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Rajesh Sachdev

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Jun 30, 2009, 11:17:58 AM6/30/09
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Photographed last tuesday at Tungareshwar....infact there was colony
of such flowers..


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Dinesh Valke

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Jun 30, 2009, 11:43:12 AM6/30/09
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... I think it to be Pancratium triflorum ... forest spider lily, in Marathi: पानकुसुम pankusum
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Rajesh Sachdev

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Jun 30, 2009, 11:47:39 AM6/30/09
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oops....my mistake. I think it would take another century for me to
understand the flowers

Dinesh Valke

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Jun 30, 2009, 11:52:49 AM6/30/09
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... hold on, Rajesh ... please let validation come by ... mine is only a thought.

Pravin Kawale

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Jul 1, 2009, 12:25:20 AM7/1/09
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Hi,
It looks to me as Pancratium parvum
Marathi name :Lamb pankusum
Pl.Check.
Thanks


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Dinesh Valke

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Jul 1, 2009, 5:44:55 AM7/1/09
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I referenced:
 
Vishnu ji, Pravin ji, do you think that P. parvum also has a cup-like structure holding the stamens?
 
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On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 2:27 PM, VISHNU R <vish...@gmail.com> wrote:
i think it is Pancratium parvum-forest spider lilly...........Family- Amaryllidaceae

Swapna Prabhu

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Jul 1, 2009, 7:57:22 AM7/1/09
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Hey Rajesh,

One thing easy to remember to distinguish Pancratium from Crinum is the "corona" .... the cupshaped structure present just inner to petals absent in the later.

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Swapna
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