African Plant Database

Chlorophytum dalzielii (Hutch. ex Hepper) Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum dalzielii Hutch. ex Hepper
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum dalzielii Hutch. ex Hepper (1968)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb; roots fibrous with elongated tubers to 3 cm long; leaves linear, 12-59x2-7 cm, erect or curved, sometimes densely fibrous at base; leaf sheaths conspicuously red-mottled; lower part of blade and upper part of sheath bristly ciliate; inflorescence erect, paniculate, 14-76 cm long, simple or with 1 to several branches; floral bracts 2-4 mm long, dark brown, 1-flowered; pedicels 2 mm long, jointed at base; perianth white; outer tepals 8x2-3 mm, 5-nerved, apex dark; inner ones 8,5x4,5 mm, 3-nerved, apex not dark coloured; capsule 4 mm long, 5 mm wide, transversely ridged.
Ecology : River bank in soil pocket on granite; abundant chiefly in rather dry places; sandy places; 1220 m alt.
  Variable in length and width of leaves, branching of the inflorescence; probably due to ecological conditions.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Nord. J. Bot. 13: 59-65 (1993).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 53
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carte afrique num 33648
Record n°33648
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