Ammocharis angolensis (Baker) Milne-Redh. & Schweick.

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 186 (1939)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Uganda to Angola. It is a bulbous geophyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulb up to 9 cm. in diameter, with a neck.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1.2–2.8 cm. broad, length varying with age.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape 3–13 cm. long, 3–12-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 0.2–2.2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens almost erect, slightly exserted; filaments white, the outer ± 5 mm. long, the inner ± 1 cm. long; anthers 4 mm., nearly straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium 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
[FTEA]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb up to 8 cm wide, with neck up to 5.5 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1.4–5.6 cm broad with toothed margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 8–14 cm long, sometimes subterranean; spathe valves 4–5 cm long, ± 1.6 cm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers subsessile, white, or tepals ± pinkish on the outside, 3–12(22); pedicels 0.3–0.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens almost erect; filaments 0.4–2.7 cm long; anthers yellow, ± 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium 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.
[FZ]

Sources

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