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Chlorophytum galpinii (Baker) Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum galpinii Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chlorophytum galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. galpinii
 Anthericum galpinii Baker (1896)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum rehmannii Baker (1901)
=Anthericum divaricatum Baker ex Schinz (1904) non Jacq.non Jacq.
=Anthericum bakerianum Poelln. (1941)
=Anthericum junodii Baker (1904)
=Anthericum delagoense Poelln. (1944)
Taxon infra-specific
Chlorophytum galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. galpinii
Chlorophytum galpinii var. norlindhii (Weim.) Kativu
Chlorophytum galpinii var. matabalense (Baker) Kativu (1993)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb tufted or solitary, glabrous or hairy, to 80 cm tall; rhizome constricted, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots with distal tubers; leaves distichous, erect, linear-lanceolate, 5-65x1-1,5 cm, glabrous, with scabrid margins, or shortly setose on ribs; peduncle flat, ciliate or scabrid on wings, or terete and setose on ribs; inflorescence unbranched or divaricately loosely branched; raceme bearing spreading branches; sterile bracts to 3 cm long with long awns; floral bracts small, dark brown; pedicels 1-3-nate, to 9 mm long, articulated below middle; perianth white; tepals 7-15 mm long, 3-veined, keel greenish, brownish, rarely pinkish; capsule shallowly deltoid, 2-8 mm long, transversely ridged. Flowers open only in the morning.
Ecology : Open woodland and grassland on light soils; sandy stony soils; sand pan; sand bank by river; seasonally wet areas on clay soils and shallow soils overlying rock; 50-1500 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Swaziland.
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Record n°177373
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