African Plant Database

Chlorophytum bowkeri Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Refug. Bot. 5: t. 352 (1873)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum stamineum Zahlbr. (1900)
=Chlorophytum strictum Baker (1901)
=Chlorophytum nigricans Baker (1904)
=Chlorophytum wilmsii Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Chlorophytum perlongibracteatum Poelln. (1945)
=Chlorophytum magnificum Weim.
=Chlorophytum stramineum Zahlbr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb often gregarious, 0,8-1,6 m tall; rhizome thick, horizontal, constricted regularly; leaves rosulate, linear-lanceolate, 20-54x1-4,5 cm, margins undulate; peduncle terete, glabrous, fleshy, 0,25- 1m tall; inflorescence unbranched or with 1-9 short basal branches; pedicels 2-4 per node, articulated above middle, to 10 mm long; perianth white, tepals 5-veined; capsule ovoid, 3-angled, c. 12 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; forest margins; 1200-2000 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 1.21 m. Alt: 305 - 1830 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 7[4]: 700-701 (1962).
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