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Pancratium foetidum   (Stinking Sea Daffodil)


Pancratium foetidum  (AMARYLLIDACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Pancratium foetidum retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 24-Oct-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Pancratium foetidumPomel

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Pancratium collinum Coss. & Durieu (nom. nud.)
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Amaryllidaceae Jaume St.-Hil (The Daffodil or Amaryllis Family)
27 species from the Amaryllidaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Stinking Sea Daffodil

Maltese name(s) :

Pankrazju tal-Ħarifa

Status for Malta :

Subendemic. Found in Malta and neighbouring territories such as in Sicily, Lampedusa, Pantelleria, and other islands.

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare     Extinct in the wild

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: GEOPHYTE ( bearing underground bulbs, rhizomes, stolons, etc. )
Germination [info]: Monocotyledon

Legal Protection :

Protected by law: Schedule VI of [S.L. 549.44] (strictly protected species)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

Autumn

Colour of Flowers:

White

Name Derivation :

Pancratium: Word used to refer for power and strength, probably referring to the strength of such plants which grow in extreme climates such as dry and very hot sand dunes during summer. (Greek origin )
foetidum:

Remarks :

Considered as extinct in the wild were one population was reported from Bahar ic-caghaq area. There is a surviving population at Argotti Gardens. Closely related to Pancratium maritimum but grows on coastal rocks and flowers emit a stinking smell


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Coastal areas
Botanical Description: Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Ag Li Ma Tn

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Species Images (7 images)
   Pancratium foetidum   -   Image Code: PNCFT-0.
   Pancratium foetidum   -   Image Code: PNCFT-1.
   Pancratium foetidum   -   Image Code: PNCFT-2.
   Pancratium foetidum   -   Image Code: PNCFT-3.
   Pancratium foetidum   -   Image Code: PNCFT-4.
   Pancratium foetidum   -   Image Code: PNCFT-5.
   Pancratium foetidum   -   Image Code: PNCFT-6.

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