Ammocharis baumii (Harms) Milne-Redh. & Schweick.

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Ammocharis baumii

Photo: Geoff Nichols
Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi

Ammocharis baumii

Photo: Geoff Nichols
Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi

Ammocharis baumii

Photo: Geoff Nichols
Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi

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Synonyms: Crinum baumii Harms
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Status: Native
Leaves in a rosette, narrowly linear, 2-4 mm wide, erect. Scape up to 12 cm tall at flowering time, erect; inflorescence of 1-2 flowers. Perianth tube 10-13 cm long; segments linear, abruptly spreading, white with a deep red keel. Stamens arcuate, ascending; filaments white, becoming red. Fruit up to 0.5 cm broad, subspherical, not beaked.
Derivation of specific name: baumii: named for the collector of the type specimen, Baum 273.
Habitat: In arid areas.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia (including Caprivi), Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Botswana distribution: N
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Content last updated: Tuesday 11 December 2018

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. as Crinum baumii

Zimudzi, C., Archer, R.H., Kwembeya, E.G. & Nordal, I. (2008). Amaryllidacae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 131 - 132.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Ammocharis baumii., retrieved 28 May 2023

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