Ammocharis baumii (Harms) Milne-Redh. & Schweick.

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 187 (1939)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Tropical Africa to Namibia. It is a bulbous geophyte and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb up to 2.5 cm wide with neck up to 4.5 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in rosette, narrowly linear, erect, 2–4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape terete, erect, up to 12 cm at anthesis; spathe valves 3–4 × 0.4 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens arcuate, ascending; filaments white, turning red, about 2.8–3.6 cm long; anthers short, curved, ± 0.6 cm long, brownish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
[FZ]

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]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • Flora Zambesiaca
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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • 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