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Crinum moorei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Genus: Crinum

About 180 species, see text.

Crinum is a genus of about 180 species of lily-like perennial plants very family Amaryllidaceae that have large showy flowers on leafless stems, and develop from bulbs. They are found along the sides of streams and lakes in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide, including South Africa. In addition, swamp lilies are members of this genus which are cultivated for their attractive flowers like ornamental plants.