African Plant Database

Chlorophytum bulbinifolium Hoell & Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 157[2]: 228 (2008)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 35 cm tall; roots thick; rhizome crowned with fibres from old leaf-bases; leaves rosulate, glabrous, linear, to 12 cm x 1 mm, succulent; peduncle without leaves, to 20 cm long; raceme lax, to 15 cm long; flowers 1-2 per node; pedicels 6 mm long, articulated near middle, light green above, light brown below joint; perianth white; tepals 5-7 mm long, outer 2 mm wide, inner 4-5 mm wide, outer with 3-5, inner with 1-3 brownish veins; capsule transversally ridged, to 4x5 mm, covered by persistent perianth.
Ecology : Sandy soils in open patches in Brachystegia woodland; c. 1200 m alt.
  Only known from the type collected in 1985.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2008). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13(1): 54
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carte afrique num 185257
Record n°185257 created 2008-06-06 - modified 2008-06-06
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