1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Ammocharis Herb.
      1. Ammocharis angolensis (Baker) Milne-Redh. & Schweick.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bulb up to 9 cm. in diameter, with a neck.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1.2–2.8 cm. broad, length varying with age.
    Scape
    Scape 3–13 cm. long, 3–12-flowered.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 0.2–2.2 cm. long.
    Perianth
    Perianth white to cream with pink tube and a pink median line on the outside of the segments, fading to more pink with age, sweetly scented; tube 3.5–8 cm.; segments oblanceolate, 2–4 cm. long, 5–8 mm. wide, gradually spreading from the base, spreading or recurved towards the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens almost erect, slightly exserted; filaments white, the outer ± 5 mm. long, the inner ± 1 cm. long; anthers 4 mm., nearly straight.
    Style
    Style 4.5–6 cm., elongating with age, apparently always included within the tube.
    Habitat
    On shallow soil among rocks; 1800–2600 m.
    Distribution
    K3 T4 U3
    [FZ]

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

    Bulbs
    Bulb up to 8 cm wide, with neck up to 5.5 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1.4–5.6 cm broad with toothed margins.
    Scape
    Scapes 8–14 cm long, sometimes subterranean; spathe valves 4–5 cm long, ± 1.6 cm wide.
    Flowers
    Flowers subsessile, white, or tepals ± pinkish on the outside, 3–12(22); pedicels 0.3–0.5 cm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth tube 6.4–7.5 cm long; segments 15–40 × 2–4 mm, spreading gradually from the base, spreading or recurved towards the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens almost erect; filaments 0.4–2.7 cm long; anthers yellow, ± 4 mm long.
    Style
    Style always included inside the tube.
    Distribution
    Has a disjunct distribution from Angola north to Uganda.
    Ecology
    In fairly dry habitats, on shallow soils among rocks; 1200–1400 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Within the Flora area probably Lower Risk near threatened, but not threatened globally.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Ammocharis angolensis (Baker) Milne-Redh. & Schweick. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Paterson, K.R. [M7], Zambia 15589.000
    Bullock [1296 or 1263] 45598.000
    Feb 1, 1937 Snowden, J.D. [1055], Uganda Ammocharis heterostyla K000365401 Unknown type material
    Feb 1, 1937 Snowden, J.D. [1055], Uganda Ammocharis heterostyla K000365402 Unknown type material
    Ammocharis heterostyla 19058.000
    Tweedie, E.M., Kenya Ammocharis heterostyla 17320.000
    Tweedie, D.R., Kenya Ammocharis heterostyla 17322.000

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 186 (1939)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2006). Synopsis of Amaryllidaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia. The Zimbabwe Journal of Botany 18: 151-168.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30.
    • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • ―Nordal in F.T.E.A., Amaryllidaceae: 20 (1982).
    • ―Geerinck in F.A.C., Amaryllidaceae: 4, t.l (1973).
    • in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 186 (1939).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30.
    • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Geerinck in Flore d'Afrique Centrale, Amaryll.:4, t. 1(1973).
    • Milne-Redh. & Schweick. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 52: 186 (1939).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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