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

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Ammocharis tinneana

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ammocharis tinneana

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ammocharis tinneana

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Synonyms: Crinum tinneanum Kotschy & Peyr.
Common names: Northern ammocharis (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a large underground bulb. Leaves in a basal rosette, invariably with a "cut-off" look, due to grazing by wildlife or cattle. Flowers in a large teminal umbel, pink to carmine.
Notes: This species can be distinguished from the similar Ammocharis coranica by the more delicate and slender perianth lobes and the shorter flower stalks, which are normally half the length of the corolla tube.
Derivation of specific name: tinneana: named after A. Tinné, who collected the type in the Sudan in 1873
Habitat: A species of open deciduous woodland, particularly associated with Mopane, Baobabs or Combretum spp, where it may form small colonies.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia southwards to Namibia and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 21 March 2006
Literature:

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 7, plate 20

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 112.

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 133 - 134. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ammocharis tinneana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115070, retrieved 9 December 2016

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