African Plant Database

Chlorophytum staudtii Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13: 59-65 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum zenkeri Engl. (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Densely caespitose herb to c. 1 m tall; leaves linear, 30-50 cmx3-5 mm; peduncle 50-60 cm long; inflorescence 40-50 cm long, shortly branched, branches to 2,5 cm long; pedicels to 5 mm long, jointed at middle, several per node; bracts 2-3 cm long; flowers pure white, bell-shaped, congested on branches; tepals c. 2,5 cm long, 8 mm wide; capsule subglobose, 3-lobed, strongly transversely ridged, dark green, to 5 mm Ø.
Ecology : Grassy patches on rocky plain, in sunny places, wet in the rainy season; savanna, inselbergs in open among rocks 600-1540 m alt.
  Insufficiently known; closely related to C. cameronii, and perhaps best treated at varietal rank of the latter (Meerts & Bjorå, l. c.).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • 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: 56
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33689
Record n°33689
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