African Plant Database

Chlorophytum macrosporum Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 330 (1876)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Statuts nomenclatural : exact application unknown
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum rhodesianum E. Phillips
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,8-1,5 m tall; rhizome regularly constricted; roots without tubers; leaves many, in an ascending basal rosette, usually half-folded, 25-52x1,4-2,5 cm, glabrous, margins undulate; peduncle terete, glabrous, 10-25 cm long, to 9 mm Ø at base; panicle lax, to 85 cm long; bracts to 6 mm long; pedicels articulated above middle, lower ones 2-6 per node, to 25 mm long; perianth greenish, urn-shaped; tepals with ligulate rims above cup constriction, 3-veined, margins scabrid; capsule obovoid, 3-angled, sharpy lobed, 11-15 mm long.
Ecology : Open woodland; dambo margins, on sodic soils; termite mounds; 400-1400 m alt.
  Plants of C. andongense from E. Africa sometimes misidentified as C. macrosporum.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht up to 1.5 states: KN, LP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 14: t.540 (1934).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 33664
Record n°33664
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