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Chlorophytum sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum sphacelatum Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chlorophytum sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. sphacelatum
 Anthericum sphacelatum Baker (1876)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum sphacelatum subsp. hockii (De Wild.) Kativu
=Anthericum hockii De Wild. (1911)
=Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. hockii (De Wild.) Nordal (1997)
=Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. milanjianum (Rendle) Nordal
=Chlorophytum sphacelatum subsp. milanjianum (Rendle) Kativu
=Anthericum milanjianum Rendle (1894)
=Anthericum whytei Baker (1897)
=Anthericum friesii Weim.
=Anthericum princeae var. latifolium Poelln.
=Anthericum usseramense Baker (1898)
=Anthericum lukiense var. intermedium De Wild.
=Anthericum lukiense var. kionzoense De Wild.
=Anthericum velutinum De Wild. (1913)
=Anthericum homblei De Wild. (1914)
=Anthericum robustulum var. angustum Poelln.
=Anthericum arenarium Baker (1878)
=Anthericum lukiense De Wild. (1911)
=Anthericum robustulum Poelln. (1942)
Taxon infra-specific
Chlorophytum sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. sphacelatum
Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. milanjianum (Rendle) Nordal
Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. hockii (De Wild.) Nordal (1997)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb tufted or solitary 0,35-1,6 m tall; rhizome horizontal, moniliform, densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots thin with distal tubers; leaves distichous, bases clasping the scape: - outer ones short, falcate; inner ones gradually longer and more erect, 0,18-1 mx0,5-4 cm, acute, densely pubescent or glabrous, margins scabrid or ciliate; peduncle sharply angled or compressed and winged, glabrous, ciliate or pubescent; inflorescence unbranched or with 1-2 condensed branches at base, ± compact, elongated to subglobose, to 12 cm long; bracts dark brownish, aristate; pedicels articulated below middle, 8-15 mm long, 2-3 at each lower node; perianth white; tepals 9-11 mm long, 5-9-veined, outer ones with red or dark blackish tips, margins scabrid; capsule obovoid, shallowly 3-lobed to rounded-deltate in section, transversely ridged, 6-8x5-6 mm.
Ecology : Open woodland; wooded grassland; often near seasonal pans; bushland; grassland; grey to brownish, waterlogged clay soils; sometimes on stony soils; termite mounds; Brachystegia woodland; wet area and near watercourses; sandy soils; red loams; 50-1750 m alt.
  Very variable, but easily recognized by the black-tipped tepals.
  Namibia, Botswana.
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carte afrique num 177374
Record n°177374
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