African Plant Database

Chlorophytum pseudocaule Tesfaye & Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 62: 129 (2007)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to c. 1 m tall; rhizome short; roots thick, spongy, without tubers; leaf-bases forming a distinct pseudostem to 40 cm long, surrounded by cataphylls almost without lamina in lower part; inner leaves with lamina to 40 x 5-6,5 cm; peduncle 10-13 cm long, 1-1,5 cm Ø, with 1-2 bract-like leaves; panicle much-branched with 2-3 flowers per node; bracts to 5 cm long; pedicels to 10 mm long, articulated below middle; flowers urceolate, pale brown; tepals 6x1-1,5 mm, 3-veined; capsule 3-locular, c. 5x5 mm.
Ecology : Open bushy meadows on grey clay soil with Crinum ornatum, Drimiopsis botryoides, Gladiolus roseolus, Habenaria perbella, Ledebouria revoluta; the dominant bush is Kotschya africana, grasses are Cymbopogon, Hyparrhenia; bamboo woodland around the meadows include Combretum collinum, Piliostigma thonningii, Stereospermum kunthianum, Terminalia laxiflora, T. macroptera, Vitex doniana; 1430-1560 m alt.
  Near C. andongense, C. macrosporum, C. viridescens.
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carte afrique num 184151
Record n°184151
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