Ammocharis tinneana (Kotschy & Peyr.) Milne-Redh. & Schweick.

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 177 (1939)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Sudan to Namibia. It is a bulbous geophyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.


Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Andrews, F.W. (1956). The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 1-579. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 177 (1939).
  • ―Nordal in F.T.E.A, Amaryllidaceae: 19 (1982).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Geerinck, D. (1973). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Amaryllidaceae: 1-23. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Nordal, I. (1982). Amaryllidaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-30.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by I. Nordal [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 712, fig. (1974).
  • A.J. Jex-Blake, Some Wild Flowers of Kenya p. 123 (1948).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 210 (1962).
  • Milne-Redh. & Schweick. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 52: 177 (1939).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 7, 2013 Heath, A; R. [2181] Botswana K000499528 No
Feb 1, 1937 Schweinfurth, G. [1787] Sudan K000365408 Type Yes
Feb 1, 1937 Schweinfurth, G. [1787] Sudan K000365407 Type Yes
Feb 1, 1937 Schweinfurth, G. [1787] Sudan K000365406 Type Yes
Feb 1, 1937 Lugard, E.J. [40] Botswana K000365396 Type Yes
Feb 1, 1937 Baines, T. [s.n.] Botswana K000365395 Type Yes
Feb 1, 1937 Scott Elliot, G.F. [8175] Uganda K000365404 Type Yes
Mantin, W.H.R. [129] Kenya K002850333 Yes
Richards, H.M. [17452] Zambia K002850409 Yes
Conrads [5965 (5233)] Tanzania K002850371 Yes
Macintosh, E. [s.n.] Sudan K002850307 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Kenya K002850339 Yes
Rushworth, J.E. [1303] Zimbabwe K002850419 Yes
Hucks, H.P. [463] Kenya K002850363 Yes
Smith, P.A. [1222] Botswana K002850405 Yes
Bally [B 4654] Kenya K002850359 Yes
Kimani, Z.J. [273] Kenya K002850326 Yes
Opiko [B 700] Kenya K002850357 Yes
Friis, I.; Bidgood, G.S.; Hailu, A.; Getachew, E. [11237] Ethiopia K002850309 No
Richards, M. [24741] Tanzania K002850376 Yes
White, G.S. [EAH 12913] Tanzania K002850373 Yes
Fanshawe, D.B. [F5894] Zambia K002850433 Yes
Richards, M. [23431] Tanzania K002850377 Yes
Dyson-Hudson; Hudson [152] Uganda K002850323 Yes
Jex-Blake, L.M. K:SPC-19059.000 No
West, G.S. [EAH 12913] Tanzania K002850374 No
Dyson-Hudson; Hudson [154] Uganda K002850321 Yes
Shantz, H.L. [114] Kenya K002850346 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [151442] Kenya K002850330 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [12794] Kenya K002850327 Yes
Eggeling, W.J. [E 1971] Uganda K002850318 Yes
Hazel, C. [724] Uganda K002850319 Yes
Kabuye, C.H.; Ngweno, F. [509A] Kenya K002850356 Yes
Tothill, B.H. [T 2514] Uganda K002850316 Yes
Pfand, J. [765] Sudan K002850300 No
Hornby (Mr ); Hornby (Mrs) [2095] Tanzania K002850381 Yes
Polhill, R. [12101] Kenya K002850349 Yes
Jackson, G.; [illegible] [1396] K002850399 Yes
Last [s.n.] K000365403 Type Yes
Verdcourt, B. [450] Kenya K002850350 Yes
Smith, P.A. [1222] Botswana K002850404 Yes
Verdcourt, B. [376] Kenya K002850337 Yes
Tanner, R.E.S. [310B] Tanzania K002850370 Yes
Maartin, W.H.R. [129] Kenya K002850332 Yes
Fanshawe, D.B. [F2572] Zambia K002850432 Yes
Elliott, G.F.S. [8262] Germany K002850366 Yes
Simon, B.K.; Williamson, C. [1236] Zambia K002850407 Yes
Verdcourt, B. [450] Kenya K002850347 Yes
White, I.A. [EAH 12914] Tanzania K002850378 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [12794] Kenya K002850328 Yes
Bogdan, A. [AB 4463] Kenya K002850335 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [1512] Sudan K002850297 No
Smith, P.A. [1222] Botswana K002850402 Yes
Napier, E.R. [3630] Kenya K002850345 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [1833] Sudan K002850296 No
Burtt, B.D. [2760] Tanzania K002850382 Yes
Verdcourt, B. [376] Kenya K002850338 Yes
Martin, J.D. [s.n.] Zambia K002850427 Yes
Heath, A.; Heath, R. [2237] Botswana K002850401 Yes
Bally, P.R.O. [B 5495] Kenya K002850331 Yes
Allen, C.E.F. [346] Zambia K002850429 Yes
Napper, D.M.; Faden, R.B. [1928] Kenya K002850351 Yes
Myers, J.G. [6300] Sudan K002850305 No
Greenway, P.J. [10246] Tanzania K002850367 Yes
Plowes, D.C.H. [2505] Zimbabwe K002850421 Yes
[C. A. Spinage]; Milne-Redhead; Schwacke [349] Central African Republic K002850290 No
Hansen, O.J. [841] Kenya K002850360 Yes
Greenway [6398] Tanzania K002850386 No
Wellby, M.S. [s.n.] Ethiopia K002850312 No
Wilson, J. [407] Uganda K002850322 Yes
Chandler, P. [1138] Uganda K002850324 Yes
[P. Ole Sayalel] [3] Tanzania K002850375 Yes
Wild, H. [4711] Zimbabwe K002850414 Yes
Eggeling, W.J. [E3920] Uganda K002850320 Yes
Chisumpa, S.M. [121] Zambia K002850412 Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Cookson, A.J.; Salisbury [6773] Zimbabwe K002850417 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Kenya K002850353 Yes
Baker [2] Uganda K002850358 Yes
Richards, H.M. [17356] Tanzania K002850385 Yes
Greenway, P.J.; Kanuri [14774] Tanzania K002850384 Yes
Robinson, E.A. [947] Zambia K002850425 Yes
Macaulay [962] Zambia K002850426 Yes
{M. Wing juma; Mahinda, H.S.} [543] Tanzania K002850379 Yes
James; Thrupp [s.n.] Somalia K000365405 Type Yes
Glover; Gwynne; Samuel; Napier, P. [2646] Kenya K002850362 Yes
Napier, E.R. [48] Kenya K002850342 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Zimbabwe K002850416 Yes
West, O. [3521] Zambia K002850408 Yes
[R. C. Baska ] [109] Tanzania K002850368 Yes
Napier, E.R. [3630] Kenya K002850344 Yes
Greenway, P.J. [EAH 11177] Tanzania K002850365 Yes
Leach; Williamson [13489] Zambia K002850410 Yes
Robyns, W. [4043] Rwanda K002850294 No
[illegible] Hicks [s.n.] Sudan K002850299 No
Gardner, H.M. [3597] Kenya K002850334 Yes
Plowes, D.C.H. [2830] Zimbabwe K002850422 Yes
Myers, J.G. [8770] South Sudan K002850306 No
Bullock, A.A. [1263] Zambia K002850413 Yes
Smith, P.A. [1222] Botswana K002850406 Yes
Thulin, M.; Warfa, A.M. [4510] Somalia K002850315 No
Lewalle [3946] Burundi K002850293 No
Whellan, J.A. [2049] Zimbabwe K002850418 Yes
Bally [B 1425] Kenya K002850343 Yes
Lawton, R.M. [RML 1141] Zambia K002850411 Yes
Eggeling, W.J. [1971] Uganda K002850317 Yes
Burtt, B.D. [3538] Tanzania K002850380 Yes
Schweinfurth, G. [208] South Sudan K002850303 No
Graham, N.A. [2244] Kenya K002850340 Yes
Gordon, G.D. [[54436]] Botswana K002850403 Yes
Burtt, B.D. [5307] Tanzania K002850364 Yes
Smith, P.P. [0719] Zambia K002850434 Yes
Dummer, R.A. [1818] Kenya K002850352 Yes
Lovemore, D.F. [472] Zimbabwe K002850423 Yes
Carter, S.; Stannard, B. [384] Kenya K002850325 Yes
Robinson, E.A. [947] Zambia K002850424 Yes
Napper, D. [1221] Kenya K002850361 Yes
Koritzschoner, H. [1820] Tanzania K002850369 Yes
Jackson, G.; Johnson, F. [1396] K002850400 Yes
Kabuye, C.H.; NgWeno, F. [509] Kenya K002850355 Yes
Myres [645] Zimbabwe K002850415 Yes
Michelmore, A.P.G. [924(AM)] Tanzania K002850383 Yes
Verdcourt, B. [450] Kenya K:SPC-17323.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [15142] Kenya K002850329 Yes
Trapnell, C.G. [CRS512] Zambia K002850430 Yes
Gilbert, M.G.; Jones, B.M.G. [s.n.] Ethiopia K002850310 No
R. [D]. Kelly [318] Zimbabwe K002850420 Yes
Baker [760] Kenya K002850336 Yes
Garduer, H.M. [3015] Kenya K002850341 Yes
Gillett, J.B.; White, F. [20235] Kenya K002850348 Yes
Van Someren, V.L.G. [B 448] Tanzania K002850372 Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Cookson, A.J. [6463] Zambia K002850428 Yes
Kornaś, J. [2399] Zambia K002850431 Yes


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