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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Medit. to Malesia.
An Asiatic Pancratium, colonised in the Seychelles

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulbous plants, with sessile linear to strap-shaped, often twisted leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape solid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–many-flowered (1–(2)-flowered in East Africa), subtended by 1–2 ± fused involucral bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or greenish, regular, sessile, with a long cylindrical perianth-tube, funnel-shaped at the apex; segments linear to narrowly lanceolate, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted at the throat of the perianth-tube; filaments united into a conspicuous cup at the base, filiform above; anthers versatile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with many superposed ovules per locule; style long, with a small capitate stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a loculicidal capsule, with many black angular seeds.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Rather small bulbous plants, with linear, often twisted leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–few-flowered, subtended by 1–2 partly fused bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or sometimes tinged greenish, regular, sessile, with a long cylindrical perianth-tube, funnel-shaped in the apical part; segments linear, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments united into a conspicuous cup at the base, filiform and free above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style long, with a small capitate stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a dry loculicidal capsule, with many black angular seeds.
Distribution
About 22 species in Africa, the Mediterranean region and southern Asia, three species in tropical Africa.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Illinois, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Kriti, Laccadive Is., Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Tennessee, Togo, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Azores, Bermuda

Pancratium Dill. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 290 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 406
  • Morton in Kew Bull. 19: 337-347 (1965).
  • Sp. Pl. 290 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Bjørnstad in Norw. J. Bot. 20: 281 (1973).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by I. Nordal [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bjørnstad in Norw. Journ. Bot. 20: 281 (1973)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 141 (1754)
  • Morton in K.B. 19: 337 (1965)
  • Sp. Pl.: 290 (1753)

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Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0