1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Pancratium Dill. ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Tennessee and Asia-Temperate.


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

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



    Found In:

    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, 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 in:

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


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


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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