Crinum asiaticum

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Crinum asiaticum
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Crinum
Species: C. asiaticum
Binomial name
Crinum asiaticum

Crinum asiaticum (poison bulb, giant crinum lily, grand crinum lily, spider lily) is a plant species widely planted in many warmer regions as an ornamental. It is a bulb-forming perennial producing an umbel of large, showy flowers that are prized by gardeners. All parts of the plant are, however, poisonous if ingested. Some reports indicate exposure to the sap may cause skin irritation.[2] [3]

C. asiaticum is native to southern China, Hong Kong, Jeju-do in South Korea, India, Nansei-shoto (Ryukyu Islands), Ogasawara-shoto (Bonin Islands), Mainland Japan, Taiwan, Assam, Bangladesh, India, the Maldive Islands, Sri Lanka, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), the Paracel & Spratly Islands, Thailand, Vietnam, Mauritius, Borneo, Cocos Island, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Philippines, Christmas Island, the Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Norfolk Island, Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa and Vanuatu. It is regarded as naturalized in Mexico, the West Indies, Florida, Louisiana, Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Madagascar and the Chagos Archipelago.[4]


  1. ^ "EOL Crinum asiaticum". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Crinum asiaticum". Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "PlantFiles: Poison Bulb, Giant Crinum Lily, Grand Crinum Lily, Spider Lily Crinum asiaticum". Dave's Garden. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Crinum asiaticum". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 18 April 2014.