Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.

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Ammocharis coranica

Photo: Darrel Plowes
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a large underground bulb. Leaves in a basal rosette, often with a "cut-off" look, due to grazing by wildlife or cattle. Flowers in a large terminal umbel, pink to carmine.
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Derivation of specific name: coranica: of the Koranna area, an early name for the northern Cape and Botswana.
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Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Insects associated with this species: Brachycerus ornatus (Foodplant)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 23 September 2015
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 236. (Includes a picture).

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.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 6, plate 19

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 112.

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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Ammocharis coranica.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115060, retrieved 6 December 2019

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