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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Namibia.

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

    Bulbs
    Bulb up to 2.5 cm wide with neck up to 4.5 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves in rosette, narrowly linear, erect, 2–4 mm wide.
    Scape
    Scape terete, erect, up to 12 cm at anthesis; spathe valves 3–4 × 0.4 cm.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile, 1–2. Perianth tube erect, slender, 10.5–12.7 cm long at anthesis; segments linear, white with a deep red keel, slender, abruptly spreading, revolute, papery, 3.5–5.6 × 0.4–0.5 cm.
    Stamens
    Stamens arcuate, ascending; filaments white, turning red, about 2.8–3.6 cm long; anthers short, curved, ± 0.6 cm long, brownish.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, tinged with red, not beaked, up to 0.5 cm broad.
    Distribution
    Also found in South Africa and Namibia.
    Ecology
    In arid areas; 1000–1200 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Moderately widespread; not threatened.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Ammocharis baumii (Harms) Milne-Redh. & Schweick. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1937 Baum, H. [2173], Angola K000365400
    Welwitsch [4012], Angola K000365399 Unknown type material
    Baum, H. [331], Angola K000365398 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 187 (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.
    • Snijman, D. (2006). Personal Communication on Alliaceae 5 Compton Herbarium, Claremont.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Not accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 187 (1939).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0