African Plant Database

Chlorophytum hirsutum A. D. Poulsen & Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 54(4): 941 (1999)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,3-1,3 m tall; rhizome short without fibrous remains of leaf-bases; roots thin, with elongated distal tubers; leaves rosulate, sheathing at base; lamina acute, densely pubescent below, 30-90x6-10 cm, veins conspicuous, margins undulate; peduncle pubescent; panicle lax, pubescent to scabrid; bracts inconspicuous; pedicels 1-2 per node, 4-7 mm long, articulated above middle, pubescent; flowers urceolate, greenish; tepals 6-15 mm long, 3-veined: capsule triquetrous, 4-6x5-6,5 mm, base truncate, apex emarginate, margins thickened, ± papillose.
Ecology : Open forest; Loudetia grassland; forest margins among boulders; forest gallery; ravine with Euphorbia; 675-1200 m alt.
  Dense pubescence in Chlorophytum is rare, present, e.g., in C. vestitum, C. graniticola.
  Distribution coinciding with the Albertine Rift known for other endemics, e.g. Impatiens bequaertii, I. erecticornis.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 128494
Record n°128494
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