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)
Status: Native
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.
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:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia southwards to Namibia and Mozambique
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

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.

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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Flora of Botswana: Ammocharis tinneana
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Flora of Zambia: Ammocharis tinneana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ammocharis tinneana

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ammocharis tinneana
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Wikipedia: Ammocharis tinneana

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: Species information: Ammocharis tinneana., retrieved 15 April 2024

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