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

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

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    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.

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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 Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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