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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.
Ammocharis tinneana

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Amaryllidaceae by C. Zimudzi, R.H. Archer, E.G. Kwembeya & I. Nordal

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants with a large thickly tunicated bulb.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, biflabellately spreading on the ground, falcate, necrotic at apex, margin scabrous, midrib indistinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers umbellate, pedicellate, solitary to many, subtended by two spathe valves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape arising laterally, solid, erect or reclining.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth linear to lanceolate, spreading to reflexed, connivent into a subcylindrical tube, which widens at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens protruding from perianth tube or slightly within tube; filaments filiform, arising from the base of the segments; anthers dorsifixed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style filiform; stigma undivided.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, indehiscent or bursting irregularly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds fleshy, subglobose, greenish.
Ecology
A genus of about 8 species in Africa, with 4 in the Flora area.

[FTEA]

Amaryllidaceae, Inger Nordal (University of Oslo). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants with leaves biflabellately arranged, i.e. in 2 opposite fans
Morphology Leaves
Leaves often falcate and strap-shaped, without intact apices and midrib indistinct, margin scabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape lateral, solid, compressed, with an inflorescence of 3–60 flowers subtended by 2 free bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, hypocrateriform, with a long narrow tube and spreading to recurved linear to lanceolate perianth-segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments from the base of the segments, filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with many ovules per locule; style long, with undivided stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule membranous, indehiscent or opening irregularly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds fleshy, subglobose, pale green, often germinating in the fruit.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants with leaves in two opposite fans (biflabellate)
Morphology Leaves
Leaves falcate to strap-shaped, without intact apices and midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape with a many-flowered inflorescence, subtended by two free bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, regular, salver-shaped, with a long narrow tube and linear spreading and reflexed segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with many ovules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule fleshy, opening irregularly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds fleshy, subglobose, pale green.
Distribution
Seven species, all African, one widespread from Botswana north to Sudan and Ethiopia, two from Angola to Kenya and few restricted to Southern Africa.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Ammocharis Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Middlemost, A.J., South Africa Cybistetes 19082.000

First published in Appendix: 17 (1821)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Appendix: 17 (1821).
  • ―Milne-Redhead & Schweickert in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 169 (1939).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by I. Nordal [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • App.: 17 (1821)
  • emend. Milne-Redh. & Schweick. in J.L.S. 52: 169 (1939)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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