1202.000 Pancratium L.

Description of the genus

Bulbous herbs with solid scapes. Inflorescence of 1(-2) flowers. Involucral bracts 2. Flowers symmetric, white or greenish. Tepals connate into a slender tube; segments spreading. Filaments united into a basal cup, forming a false corona. Fruit a capsule with glossy black seeds.

Worldwide: 16 species in the Canary Is, Mediterranean and W and southern Africa

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Pancratium tenuifolium

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
parvicoronatum Geerinck[EN]C
tenuifolium Hochst. ex A. Rich.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pancratium:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pancratium
Flora of Mozambique: Pancratium
Flora of Zambia: Pancratium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pancratium

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pancratium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=370, retrieved 19 April 2024

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