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The flowers by Ivan Cupic. From Aqrabim
ascent, east Negev desert.


The fruits in habitat by Ivan Cupic.


Wild plant from Negev by Ori Fragman-Sapir.

Author:  P.Ascherson & G.Schweinfurth, 1882
Family:  AMARYLLIDACEAE
Origin:  Egypt, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Paul Friedrich Augus Ascherson and Georg August Schweinfurth in 1882. It is found in Egypt, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Sinai, growing in a well drained sandy soil with little to some water and lots sun. The bulb can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twenty centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name from the Greek pankratos, meaning 'strength'. The species name after Ernst Sickenberger,18311895, a German botanist, who ended in Cairo.


The bulbs from Tipwell.