African Plant Database

Pancratium tortuosum Herb.
Protologue : Ann. Nat. Hist., Ser. 1 4: 28 (1840)
Information on the genus : Pancratium
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pancratium tortifolium Boiss.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 40-60 cm tall; bulb 3,5-5 cm Ø, globose, with neck
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Ecology : Desert sandy soil in Egypt.
  SE Egypt, W Saudi Arabia. – Perhaps in Ethiopia but only one specimen known.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 89

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 87 (2005).
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