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.

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]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb up to 18 cm wide, with an obvious neck up to 10 cm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1.8–5 cm broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 4–22 cm long; spathe valves 3.5–5 × 1.8–2.5 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5–22, pink, sweetly scented; pedicels (0.4)1–2.5(5) cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth tube 5.6–10.5 cm long; segments purplish, prominently nerved, each folded around a filament at the base, 34–76 × 2–6 mm, spreading gradually from the base and spirally curved towards the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments pink, spreading slightly, 3.8–8 cm long; anthers yellow, 4–9 mm long, curved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits reddish and subglobose up to 2.5 cm wide.
Distribution
Widespread, from Namibia north to Ethiopia and Somalia.
Ecology
In grassland or wooded grassland, mainly on sandy soil, often in areas with low precipitation; 300–1200 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.
[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bulb up to 12 cm. in diameter, with a distinct neck.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves biflabellately spreading, 0.5–6 cm. broad, length varying with age, appearing before or after the flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 1–3, 3–25 cm. long, 4–30-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2–4.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink, fading to magenta with age, sweetly scented; tube 6–13 cm. long; segments 4–8–13) cm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, gradually spreading from the base and spirally recurved towards the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens slightly spreading, pink, 4–8 cm. long; anthers 4–9 mm., curved; stamens and style exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit reddish, subglobose, 2–2.5 cm. in diameter.
Figures
Fig. 5.
Habitat
Grassland or wooded grassland, on red sandy soil or black clays, often in areas with low precipitation; 350–1850 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8
[FTEA]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Bulbs
Bulb up to 12 cm in diam., with a distinct neck
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading on the ground in two opposite fans, 1–3 cm wide, length varying with age, appearing before to after the flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scapes 5–25 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 10–30-flowered; pedicels 1–4 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink fading to magenta with age, or white, sweetly scented; tube 6–10 cm long; segments 4–8 x 0.3–0.5 cm, spirally recurved towards the apex at anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens slightly spreading, pink or white, 3–6 cm long; anthers 4–9 mm long, curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit reddish, subglobose, 2–2.5 cm in diam.
Distribution
C1; S1, 3 Ethiopia, westwards to Chad and southwards to Namibia and Botswana.
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 200 m.
[FSOM]

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