African Plant Database

Chlorophytum serpens Sebsebe & Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb from a short rhizome; roots short with distal tubers; leaves rosulate, broadly lanceolate, petiolate, 7-10x2-3 cm, margins ciliate; peduncles lax, arcuate to trailing, glabrous; inflorescence to 50 cm long, simple or with one branch; pedicels 1-2 per node, 4-8 mm long, articulated near or below middle; bracts 1-1,5 cm long; flowers white; tepals 3-5x1,5-2 mm, 3-veined; capsule and seeds unknown. Pseudoviviparous.
Ecology : In open patches in Combretum, Terminalia woodland with tall Sorghum and Pennisetum species; c. 1000 m alt.
  Belonging to the C. comosum complex.
  Only known from the type collected in 2001.
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carte afrique num 228192
Record n°228192 created 2013-01-21
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