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

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (3)

Ammocharis baumii

Photo: Geoff Nichols
Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi

Ammocharis baumii

Photo: Geoff Nichols
Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi

Ammocharis baumii

Photo: Geoff Nichols
Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Crinum baumii Harms
Common names:
Status: Native
Leaves in a rosette, narrowly linear, 2-4 mm wide, erect. Scape up to 12 cm tall at flowering time, erect; inflorescence of 1-2 flowers. Perianth tube 10-13 cm long; segments linear, abruptly spreading, white with a deep red keel. Stamens arcuate, ascending; filaments white, becoming red. Fruit up to 0.5 cm broad, subspherical, not beaked.
Notes: Cultivated from seed collected in Caprivi.
Derivation of specific name: baumii: named for the collector of the type specimen, Baum 273.
Habitat: In arid areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 100 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia (including Caprivi), Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Tuesday 11 December 2018

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 84. as Crinum baumii

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 131 - 132.

Other sources of information about Ammocharis baumii:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ammocharis baumii
Flora of Caprivi: Ammocharis baumii
Flora of Zambia: Ammocharis baumii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ammocharis baumii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ammocharis baumii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ammocharis baumii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ammocharis baumii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ammocharis baumii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ammocharis baumii
JSTOR Plant Science: Ammocharis baumii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ammocharis baumii
Plants of the World Online: Ammocharis baumii
Tropicos: Ammocharis baumii
Wikipedia: Ammocharis baumii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ammocharis baumii., retrieved 4 March 2024

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use