Crinum mauritianum G.Lodd. (1822:650)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the Wild (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2024)

Last record: 1828 or earlier (Lucas & Synge, 1978:63)

Rediscovered in 1973 (Lucas & Synge, 1978:63)

Last wild record: 1 June 1973





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Loddige, C. (1822). Crinum mauritianum. The Botanical Cabinet 7: t. 650.


Other references:

Bosser, J. et al. (eds.). (1978). Flore des Mascareignes 177-188 IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

Christenhusz, M. and Govaerts, R. (2023). Uitgestorven. Op plantenjacht rond de wereld: 1-511. Sterck & De Vreese.

Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Lucas, Grenville Llewellyn and Synge, Hugh (compilers). (1978). The IUCN Plant Red Data Book. Morges, Switzerland: IUCN. 540 pp. [pp. 63-64]

Marais, W. (1975). The selection of a neotype for Crinum mauritianum Lodd. (Amaryllidaceae). Kew Bull. 30: 110.

POWO. (2024). Plants of the World Online (online resource). Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 2 May 2024]

WCSP. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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