African Plant Database

Chlorophytum ruahense Engl.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 361 (1900) 
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum peteri Poelln. (1942)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-70 cm tall; rhizome vertical, bearing fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots thick, without tubers; basal leaves reduced to a few glabrous cataphylls; leaves on peduncle clasping, lanceolate, apex long-acute, 5-15x1,2-1,4 cm (middle leaves); peduncle terete, glabrous; inflorescence paniculate, lax, of 1-4 racemes; rachis terete, glabrous; pedicels articulated above middle, 5-15 mm, 2-4 at each lower node; perianth greenish, c. 6,5 mm long; tepals 3-veined; capsule shallowly lobed, rounded in section.
Ecology : Woodland; often by water courses; grey laterite; rocky calcareous hill; open forest; c. 700 - c. 1200 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 13-15
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33729
Record n°33729
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