African Plant Database

Chlorophytum pauper Poelln.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Portugaliae Acta Biol., Ser. B, Sist. 1: 369 (1947)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum kymatodes Suess. (1951)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb often clumped, 15-75 cm tall; rhizome small, densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots thick with lateral tubers; leaves rosulate, 3-6 per plant, linear, 14-47x1-3,4 cm, acute, partly folded, undulate, margins ciliate; peduncle angled, glabrous, to 20 cm long; raceme subspicate, 8-12,5 cm long, rarely with a single appressed branch at base; pedicels 1-4 per node, articulated above middle, to 7 mm long; perianth white; tepals 3-5-veined; capsule 3-angled, globose, 3-6x4-5 mm, transversely tuberculate when fresh.
Ecology : Open woodland, grassland margins; dolerite soils; termite mounds; 500-1400 m alt.
  Forming a complex with C. brachystachyum (see above under this species).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Alt: ? - 1100 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Nord. J. Bot. 13: 59-65 (1993).
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