African Plant Database

Chlorophytum zambiense Bjorå & 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 from a short rhizome; roots thick, without tubers; leaves rosulate, glabrous, 12-30 x c. 1 cm; peduncle 25-45 cm long, c. 2 mm Ø; inflorescence 10-15 cm long, branched; pedicels 5 mm long, articulated at or above middle, 2-4 per node; perianth urnshaped, greenish to brownish; tepals to 5x1 mm, 3-veined; capsule transversely ridged, to 4x5 mm.
Ecology : Scattered in waterlogged habitats: moist dambo, floodplain with sedges, marsh, on dried mud; floodplain with Crinum verdoorniae, Kniphofia sp., Bulbine sp.; 900-1180 m alt.
  Confused with C. polystachys.
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carte afrique num 185258
Record n°185258 created 2008-06-06 - modified 2008-06-06
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