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Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum 'Han Ire'


Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum 'Han Ire'

Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms: Crinum 'Starstruck', Crinum japonicum 'Han Ire', Crinum maritimum 'Han Ire'
Common Name: Han Ire Crinum Lily, Japanese Crinum Lily, Spider Lily, Poison Bulb, Bakong (Malay)


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Columnar
Maximum Height 0.9 m to 1.2 m
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 0.5 m

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Perennial, erect herb up to 1.2 m tall.
Foliage Green, strap-shaped leaves up to 90 cm long and 10 cm wide are speckled with white to light yellow spots.
Flowers White, fragrant, lily-like flowers are composed of narrow, linear petals.
Cultivation It needs protection from hot afternoon sun.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Fragrant (Flowers)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White, Yellow / Golden
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Thick
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Lanceolate)
Foliar Venation Parallel
Foliar Margin Entire - Wavy / Undulate
Foliar Apex - Tip Acuminate
Foliar Base Clasping
Typical Foliar Area Macrophyll ( 182.25cm2 - 1640.25 cm2 )
Typical Foliar Size To 90
Typical Foliar Size Unit cm
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped

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Master ID 582
Species ID 1877
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Species record last updated on: 20 September 2023.