1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Ammocharis Herb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bulbous plants with a large thickly tunicated bulb.
    Leaves
    Leaves distichous, biflabellately spreading on the ground, falcate, necrotic at apex, margin scabrous, midrib indistinct.
    Flowers
    Flowers umbellate, pedicellate, solitary to many, subtended by two spathe valves.
    Scape
    Scape arising laterally, solid, erect or reclining.
    Perianth
    Perianth linear to lanceolate, spreading to reflexed, connivent into a subcylindrical tube, which widens at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens protruding from perianth tube or slightly within tube; filaments filiform, arising from the base of the segments; anthers dorsifixed.
    Style
    Style filiform; stigma undivided.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, indehiscent or bursting irregularly.
    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

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

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    Distribution

    Found In:

    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:

    First published in Appendix: 17 (1821)

    Accepted in:

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

    Literature

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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    Plants and People Africa
    Roger and Alison Heath, Plants and People Africa
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