Crinum woodrowii Baker, 1898



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 100+ years ago

Rediscovered in 2004



Maharashtra, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Baker, J. G. (1898). In Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 124, Tab. 7597.


Other references:

Cooke, T., The Flora of Presidency of Bombay, London, 1908, vol. 2. p. 750 (Govt. of India, Repr. 1967, vol. 3, p. 257).

Deshpande, S. D., Sharma, B. D. and Nayar, M. P., Flora of Mahabaleshwar and Adjoinings, Maharashtra, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata, 1995, vol. 2, p. 591.

Jagtap, Sanjay. (2015). Molecular Phylogeny of Critically Endangered Crinum woodrowii Baker (Amaryllidaceae) from Bhimashankar, District Pune, Maharashtra, India. Journal of Academia and Industrial Research 4(3): 104-106.

Lakshminarasimhan, P., Flora of Maharashtra State, Monocotyledones (eds Sharma, B. D., Karthikeyan, S. and Singh, N. P.), Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata, 1996, p. 97.

Lekhak, M. M. and Yadav, S. R. (2011). Karyotype studies in two critically endangered and endemic Crinum species (Amaryllidaceae) from Northern Western Ghats of India. Nucleus 54(1): 25-30.

Mishra, D. K. and Singh, N. P., Endemic and Threatened Flowering Plants of Maharashtra, Botanical Survey of India, 2001, pp. 221–222.

Pethe, J. and Tillu. (2013). A range extension for critically endangered plant Crinum woodrowii Baker. J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 110(2): 169-170.

Punekar, S. A., Datar, M. N. and Lakshminarasimhan, P. (2001). J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 25: 629-630.

Punekar, Sachin A., Kavade, Shrinath P., Datar, Mandar N., Lakshminarasimhan, P. and Rao, P. S. N. (2004). Crinum woodrowii Baker (Amaryllidaceae), hitherto assumed to be extinct, rediscovered after a century from Mahabaleshwar, India. Current Science 87(8): 1049-1051.

Singh, R. and Garg, A. (2014). Discovery of the critically endangered bulbous herb Crinum woodrowii (Amaryllidaceae) and its neotypification. Taprobanica 7(2): 68-71.


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