African Plant Database

Chlorophytum rhizopendulum Bjorå & Hemp
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Pl. Syst. Evol. 274: 251 (2008)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with prominent rhizome to 1 m long, 1,5 cm Ø, covered with old leaf-bases; aerial roots thick, tomentose, without tubers; leaves rosulate, sheathing, whitish in lower part, glossy green above, more greyish beneath, 30-42x3,4-4,2 cm;inflorescence lax, to 1 m long, nodes widely scattered; pedicels mostly 2 per node, to 4 mm long, jointed in upper half; bracts c. 4 mm long; flowers green, urceolate; tepals c. 8 mm long, outer ones 3 mm wide, 5-nerved, inner ones 2 mm wide, 3-nerved; capsule trigonous, 7-8 x c. 5 mm, base truncate, apex emarginate.
Ecology : On bare rock in narrow ravine; 1000 m alt.
  Near C. comosum.
  Only known from the type collected in 2004. Mt Kilimanjaro, only 8 localities known.
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carte afrique num 186543
Record n°186543 created 2008-10-03 - modified 2008-10-03
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