African Plant Database

Hymenocallis littoralis (Jacq.) Salisb.
Protologue : Trans. Hort. Soc. London 1: 338 (1812)
Information on the genus : Hymenocallis
Basionym : Pancratium littorale Jacq.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pancratium littorale Jacq. (1763)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hymenocallis senegambica Kunth & Bouché (1848) p.p.
=Hymenocallis americana (Mill.) Roem.
=Pancratium americanum Mill. (1768)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tough vigorous plant; bulb to c. 8 cm Ø; leaves numerous, persistent
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Ecology : Native in Mexico S-wards to Peru, Brazil. Grown as an ornamental; naturalised in W. Africa.
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Record n°16397 modified 2007-04-24
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