African Plant Database

Chlorophytum hysteranthum Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13: 59-65 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum breviscapum De Wild. (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 13-27 cm tall, tufted; rhizome regularly constricted, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots wiry with distal tubers; leaves appearing after flowering, distichous, linear, 5-16x0,8 cm, purple banded near base, glabrous to sparsely hairy, margins ciliate; peduncle subterete, shortly pubescent, to 8 mm long; inflorescence unbranched, sparse, to 8 cm long, rachis angled, pubescent; bracts pinkish, to 1 cm long; pedicels fascicled, 2-9 at lower nodes, articulated below middle, 12-23 mm long; perianth pinkish-white; tepals c. 7x5 mm, 5-7-veined; capsule shallowly deltoid, 6x4,5 mm, transversely wrinkled.
Ecology : Open woodland; wooded grassland, dembo periodically dry and marshy; c. 1300 m alt.
  Very close to C. affine.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 33655
Record n°33655
Feedback about this record