African Plant Database

Chlorophytum andongense Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 260 (1880 [1878])
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum longipes Baker (1878)
=Chlorophytum viridescens var. majus Poelln.
=*Chlorophytum guineense A. Chev. (1920)
=Chlorophytum pedunculosum Peter ex Poelln. (1947)
=Anthericum gossweileri Poelln. (1943)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,65-2 m tall; rhizome thick, erect, constricted regularly, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots fleshy, spongy, without tubers, just below the soil surface; leaves rosulate, 4-7, sheathing at base, pseudopetiolate, glabrous, oblong-lanceolate, 25-80x2,5-9 cm; peduncle terete, glabrous, 5-7 mm Ø, with deciduous leaves all along; panicle loose, to 80 cm tall; flowers sometimes congested in the apical parts of branches; pedicels articulated above the middle, to 3 cm long, 4-9 per lower nodes; flowers ± pendulous; perianth greenish to whitish, urceolate, tepals 9-20x2-3 mm, with ligulate rims above the constriction to the cup, 3-veined, margins scabrid; capsule obovoid (ovary stipitate), 5-12 mm long.
Ecology : Open woodland; forest margins; riverine thicket; often on terminte mounds; sandy damp woods; thicket-grown rocks on great cliffs; 1500-2100 m alt.
  Resembling C. viridescens from E. Africa. Closely related to C. macrosporum, and might not be distinct at species rank. Revision of the group is needed.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Antheric.: 10-11
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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