African Plant Database

Ammocharis Herb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbs with large thickly tunicated bulb, leaves in 2 opposite fans (biflabellate), flowers umbellate subtended by 2 spathe valves, scape solid arising laterally, fruit indehiscent or bursting irregularly, seeds fleshy.
Ecology : Six to eight species in Africa

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 82
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 222 (2012).
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carte afrique num 188006
Record n°188006 modified 2008-12-27
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