African Plant Database

Chlorophytum transvaalense (Baker) Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum transvaalense Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum transvaalense Baker (1896)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum indutum Poelln. (1941)
=Anthericum vestitum Baker ex Schinz (1904) non Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 80 cm tall; rhizome woody, horizontal, covered with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; leaves rosulate, to 18 cm x 4 mm, erect, white-pubescent; peduncle terete, bracteate, woolly white-pubescent; inflorescence unbranched, moderately dense; rachis terete, pubescent; pedicels solitary, articulated above middle, to 4 mm long; bracts to 1 cm long; perianth white; tepals c. 13 mm long, 3-veined; capsule ovoid, shallowly deltoid, mucronate, transversely ridged, 6-7 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; rocky ground; c. 2000 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht up to 0.8 m. Alt: 800 - 2250 m. Distribution: FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Nord. J. Bot. 13: 59-65 (1993).
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 33693
Record n°33693
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