African Plant Database

Chlorophytum anceps (Baker) Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nordic J. Bot. 13(1): 62 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum anceps Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum anceps Baker (1876)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum rautanenii Schinz (1908)
=Anthericum otavense Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb solitary or loosely tufted, 18-34 cm tall; rhizome short, horizontal, constricted regularly, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; leaves in 2 rows, basal, 4-7, half-folded, linear, 12-16x0,15-0,20 cm, closely veined, glabrous, base clasping, margins scabrid; peduncle slightly flattened, closely ribbed, glabrous, to 34 cm long, narrowly winged; inflorescence congested, to 4 cm long, often with < 10 flowers; pedicels clustered, articulated below middle, to 5 mm long; tepals white, 7-8 mm long, 5-veined, outer ones with purple to dark brownish tips; capsule shallowly deltoid, c. 4,5x4 mm.
Ecology : Open woodland; grassland margins; lateritic soils; shallow soils overlying rock; 1000-1400 m alt.
  Botswana, N Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht up to 0.4 m. Alt: ? - 950 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2008). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13(1): 40
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 33635
Record n°33635
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