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Chlorophytum pygmaeum (Weim.) Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum pygmaeum Weim.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chlorophytum pygmaeum (Weim.) Kativu subsp. pygmaeum (1993)
 Anthericum pygmaeum Weim.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum puberulum Weim.
Taxon infra-specific
Chlorophytum pygmaeum (Weim.) Kativu subsp. pygmaeum (1993)
Chlorophytum pygmaeum subsp. rhodesianum (Rendle) Kativu
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb densely tufted, sometimes matted, 8-28 cm tall; rhizome short, horizontal, constricted, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots thin with tubers at tips; leaves in 2 rows, basal, 6-12 per plant, linear-lanceolate, 5-42x0,2-1,8 cm, glabrous to minutely puberulous on veins, margins minutely scabrid to ciliate; inner leaves longer; peduncle flat, narrowly winged, wings minutely scabrid; bracts lanceolate, c. 1 cm long; raceme dense, subglobose; pedicels 1-3 per node, articulated below middle, to 5 mm long; perianth white; tepals c. 11 mm long, 5-7-veined, outer ones with dark tips; capsule shallowly deltoid, to 6 mm long, transversely ridged.
Ecology : Grassland, on stony soils; c. 1800 m alt.
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carte afrique num 177372
Record n°177372
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