1. Family: Amaryllidaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Pancratium Dill. ex L.
      1. Pancratium tenuifolium Hochst. ex A.Rich.

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

    [FWTA]

    Amaryllidaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Habit
    Solitary bulbs 1-2 in. in diameter giving rise to a few arching glossy leaves
    Flowers
    Flowers white, opening at night, scented, pollen golden yellow.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Common Names

    English
    Vlei lily

    Pancratium tenuifolium Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 25, 1976 Lowe, J. [2900], Nigeria K000354596
    Jan 1, 1975 Sihvoner [323], Burkina Faso K000354587
    Jan 1, 1973 Morton, J.K. [1981], Ghana K000354591
    Nov 20, 1972 Dalziel, J.M. [253], Nigeria K000354593
    Nov 20, 1972 Morton, J.K. [1687], Ghana K000354588
    Nov 20, 1972 Hambler, D.J. [420], Nigeria K000354595
    Nov 20, 1972 Baines [s.n.], Botswana K000366056
    Nov 20, 1972 Andoh, J.E. [5644], Ghana K000354589
    Nov 20, 1972 Aké Assi, L. [8719], Côte d'Ivoire K000354585
    Nov 20, 1972 Baikie [s.n.], Nigeria K000354592
    Nov 20, 1972 Baikie [s.n.], Nigeria K000354594
    Nov 20, 1972 s.coll. [2683], Guinea-Bissau K000354586
    Feb 1, 1968 Summerhayes, G.V. [55], Nigeria K000354600
    Feb 1, 1968 Hepburn, I.D. [140], Nigeria K000354599
    Feb 1, 1968 Barker, A.J.D. [1501], Nigeria K000354602
    Feb 1, 1968 Parsons, A.C. [253], Nigeria K000354601
    Feb 1, 1968 Elliott, W.P. [225], Nigeria K000354598
    Hepper, F.N. [3192], Ghana K000354590
    Chapman, J. [s.n.], Namibia K000366055 Unknown type material
    Lely, H.V. [180], Nigeria K000354597
    Schweinfurth, G. [32], Sudan K000366059
    Schimper [1695], Ethiopia K000366058 Unknown type material
    Schimper [1695], Ethiopia K000366057 Unknown type material

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 312 (1850)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • 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.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • 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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.

    Sources

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