African Plant Database

Pancratium centrale (A. Chev.) Traub
Protologue : Pl. Life 19: 59 (1963)
Information on the genus : Pancratium
Basionym : Mizonia centralis A. Chev.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mizonia centralis A. Chev. (1950)
 Mizonia maxima (Forssk.) A. Chev.
 Pancratium maximum Forssk. (1775)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bulb globose, 4-6 cm Ø, neck 5-10 cm long; leaves contemporary with the flowers, rosulate
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Ecology : Open Combretum-Terminalia bushland; open savanna with herbs. Also cultivated in Chad (1903); 1370 m alt. (Ethiopia).
  Only known from 6 collections. Not recollected between 1939 and 2001.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 89
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 98
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