Crinum flaccidum Herb.

Darling Lily

Bot. Mag. 47: t. 2121, p. 7 (1820) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Bulb ovoid, 7–10 cm diam., neck shortly developed, not protruding above ground. Leaves few, flaccid, strap-shaped, 30–80 cm long, 1–5 cm wide. Scape erect, somewhat compressed, to c. 70 cm high; bracts papery, 7–12 cm long; umbel with 4–14 white or cream, scented flowers; pedicels 2–5 cm long; perianth tube 5–12 cm long, lobes elliptic, 4–8 cm long; stamens c. half as long as perianth lobes; anthers crescent-shaped. Capsule 1–3 cm diam.; seeds 1–3, whitish, subglobose, 6–10 mm diam., commonly germinating before falling. Flowers Feb.–Jun.

MSB. All mainland states. Widespread in semi-arid eastern Australia (localized in north-west WA), occurring on alluvial soils and beds of ephemeral streams. Rare in Victoria, confined to the extreme north-west along the Murray River floodplain west of its junction with the Darling River.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
genus Crinum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Crinum flaccidum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crinum flaccidum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Scroll Belt present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory