African Plant Database

Chlorophytum stolzii (K. Krause) Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13: 64 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Albuca stolzii K. Krause
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Albuca stolzii K. Krause (1921)
 Chlorophytum stolzii (K. Krause) Weim.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum foliatum Poelln.
=Anthericum foliatum Poelln. (1944)
=Anthericum welwitschii Marais & Reilly
=Anthericum burgeri Cufod. (1971)
=Anthericum russissiense Poelln. (1942)
=Acrospira asphodeloides Welw. ex Baker (1878)
=Debesia asphodeloides (Welw. ex Baker) Kuntze (1891)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,85-2,5 m tall; rhizome corm-like, without fibres; roots narrow with distal tubers; leaves broadly linear, glabrous, sheathing, to 80x2-3,5 cm; peduncle terete, bracteate, glabrous, to 2 m long; inflorescence unbranched, or with few branches at base, to 70 cm long; rachis shallowly angled, glabrous; bracts c. 4,5 mm long; pedicels articulated near or below middle, to 7 mm long, 2-5 at each lower node; perianth white with green keel, sometimes slightly pinkish; tepals 12-30x3-7 mm, 3-veined on keel; capsule ovoid, nearly rounded in section, shallowly transversely ridged, c. 10-12 mm long, acute.
Ecology : Open Brachystegia woodland; tall grassland; often in wet places or along stream banks; clayish or sandy soils; rocks; cataracts; also ruderal; 50-2000 m alt.
  Confused with C. ducis-aprutii; closely related to and confused with C. velutinum.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 15
  • (2010). Flore du Gabon. 41: 9
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