African Plant Database

Chlorophytum ducis-aprutii Chiov.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s. 36: 370 (1929)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb very robust, 0,6-2 m tall; rhizome moniliform, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; leaves several, basal, 0,45-1 m x 1,5-3 cm, acute, sheathing below, margin often shortly ciliate; peduncle terete, glabrous, to 1 m long, 1 cm Ø at base; raceme simple or branched, rachis glabrous; flowers 1-4 per node; pedicels 4-9 mm long, glabrous, articulated near or below middle; bracts 10-30 mm long; tepals 3-veined, white with pale green stripes outside, inner ones 12-17x4-6 mm, outer slightly narrower; capsule deeply 3-lobed, smooth, 9-14x7-9 mm.
Ecology : Grassy slopes; thickets; evergreen forest; sometimes in ravines or near ditches; ± loamy, dark brown to red soils; 1200-3000 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 16-17
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33733
Record n°33733 modified 2008-11-12
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