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Ammocharis tinneana

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Found this plant at Grootscholten.


The flower from Specks Exotica.


Exposed plant Roger and Alison Heath, Powo.science.kew.org.

Author:  Milne-Redhead & Schweickerdt, 1939
Family:  AMARYLLIDACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  18 Centimetres
Height:  30 (50) Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Northern Ammocharis
Synonyms:  Crinum ammocharoides, Baker.
Crinum bainesii, Baker.
Crinum cordofanum, Kotschy & Peyr.
Crinum lastii, Baker.
Crinum ondongense, Baker.
Crinum poggei, Pax.
Crinum rhodanthum, Baker.
Crinum thruppii, Baker ex Oliv.
Crinum tinneae, Kotschy & Peyr.
Crinum tinneanum, Kotschy & Peyr.
Stenolirion elliotii, Baker.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Edgar Wolston Bertram Handsley Milne-Redhead and Herold Georg Wilhelm Johannes Schweickerdt in 1939. It is found from Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re and Zimbabwe. It is growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to 18 centimetres in diameter, the leaves grow to 50 centimetres length. The flowers are light to dark pink.

The genera name means 'sand' and beauty'. The species is named after A. TinnÚ, who collected the type in the Sudan in 1873.


Habitat by Roger and Alison Heath, Powo.science.kew.org.