African Plant Database

Chlorophytum immaculatum (Hepper) Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum immaculatum Hepper
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum immaculatum Hepper (1968)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb caespitose, c. 30 cm tall; roots fibrous with ellipsoid tubers; leaves linear, to 25x0,2-0,3 cm, glabrous, erect or slightly curved with fibres at unmottled base; inflorescence erect, 23-52 cm long; peduncle flattened; flowers 2 per node, few towards apex; pedicels 4-6 mm long, articulated below middle; tepals 7-8x1,8 mm, 3-nerved; capsule 3x5 mm, strongly ribbed, triangular.
Ecology : Swamp; ferrugineous hardpan; inundated depressions; saline soils; swamp.
  Hepper compares this plant with C. cameronii (Anthericum uyuiense).

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: 54
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Record n°33656
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