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

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


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

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



    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 by

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


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


    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca

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