Close-up of Crinum asiaticum in the Victorian glasshouse at Hortus Botanicus, Leyden University, South Holland, The Netherlands
Contributor:Mieneke Andeweg-van Rijn / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:43.1 MB (1.6 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:4752 x 3168 px | 40.2 x 26.8 cm | 15.8 x 10.6 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:21 June 2014
Location:Rapenburg 73, Leiden, South Holland, The Netherlands, Europe
Close-up of a Crinum asiaticum growing in the Victorian glasshouse at Hortus Botanicus, the botanical garden of Leyden University, Leiden, South Holland, The Netherlands. Crinum asiaticum ( common names: Poison Bulb, Giant Crinum Lily, Grand 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. There are even some reports that exposure to the sap may cause skin irritation. Hortus Botanicus is the oldest botanical garden of the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world. It is located behind the Leiden University Academy building. For more than four centuries, plants from all corners of the world have been collected and cultivated for research and educational purposes and displayed to the general public in this garden.