African Plant Database

Chlorophytum krookianum Zahlbr.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Ann. K. K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 15: 19 (1900)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum schlechterianum Poelln. (1944)
=Chlorophytum longipedunculatum H. M. L. Forbes (1941)
=Anthericum magnificum Poelln. (1942)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 1,8 m tall; rhizome thick, oblique to vertical, regularly constricted; roots extensive, fusiform; leaves rosulate, 85x4 cm, base narrowed, glabrous, gradually tapering in upper half; peduncle woody, stiff, terete, glabrous, to 1,2 m tall, 1,2 cm Ø at base; panicle loose with 4-9 racemes; rachis terete, glabrous; bracts small, to 4,5 mm long; pedicels 2-7 per node, articulated at middle, to 18 mm long; perianth white; tepals c. 15 mm long; capsule obovoid, 3-angled, deeply lobed, smooth.
Ecology : Moist places, among rocks; c. 700 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.6 - 2.74 m. Alt: 15 - 4000 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 22: t.861 (1942).
  • Bothalia 7[4]: 696 (1962).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33659
Record n°33659
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