Pancratium Dill. ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 290 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Africa, Medit. to Malesia.

Descriptions

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

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

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Rather small bulbous plants, with linear, often twisted leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–few-flowered, subtended by 1–2 partly fused bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or sometimes tinged greenish, regular, sessile, with a long cylindrical perianth-tube, funnel-shaped in the apical part; segments linear, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments united into a conspicuous cup at the base, filiform and free above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style long, with a small capitate stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a dry loculicidal capsule, with many black angular seeds.
Distribution
About 22 species in Africa, the Mediterranean region and southern Asia, three species in tropical Africa.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0