African Plant Database

Chlorophytum occultum A. D. Poulsen & Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 54(4): 944 (1999)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 8 cm tall; rhizome creeping, ascending, the creeping portion sometimes with single leaves at nodes; roots thick, with distal tubers; leaves glabrous; petiole distinctly canaliculate, 2,5-7 cm long; lamina ± horizontal, with whitish bands beneath, ovate, 5-7,5x2,5-4 cm, base truncate, apex acute; peduncle terete, glabrous, to 4 cm long; inflorescence simple, 1-2 cm long, with 1-5 nodes each with 1-3 flowers; pedicels 1,5-3 mm long, articulated above middle; perianth greenish; tepals 6-7x2 mm, 3-veined; capsule green, triquetrous, 4-5,5x6-9 mm, base truncate.
Ecology : In closed-canopy rain-forest dominated by Cynometra alexandri, Khaya anthotheca or mixed forest; 600-1000 m alt.
  Near C. alismifolium, C. petrophilum; extremely difficult to see in the field.
  Material from Zaire not seen by Meerts & Bjorå, o.c.: 399.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 128496
Record n°128496
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