African Plant Database

Chlorophytum leptoneurum (C. H. Wright) Poelln.
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Dasystachys leptoneura C. H. Wright
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dasystachys leptoneura C. H. Wright (1908)
 Chlorophytum leptoneurum (C. H. Wright) Poelln. var. leptoneurum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Verdickia katangensis De Wild. (1902)
Taxon infra-specific
Chlorophytum leptoneurum var. katangense
Chlorophytum leptoneurum (C. H. Wright) Poelln. var. leptoneurum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 5-12 cm tall, in clumps from a stoloniferous rhizome; roots reduced to sessile elongated tubers; leaves ± linear, rosulate, ± prostrate, pubescent above, glabrous below, 3-10x0,5-2 cm, margins ciliate; peduncle terete, closely ribbed, pubescent, 1,3-2,2 cm long; inflorescence simple, dense; pedicels articulated at apex, to 3 mm long, solitary; perianth slightly campanulate; tepals connate, white, 1-veined; capsule subglobose, 2,5-3 mm, hairy (var. katangense).
Ecology : Open Brachystegia woodland; grassland; on bare patches; often on sandy soils; clayey ground; sandy edge of dambo; 450-2600 m alt.
  Variable in shape of leaves. Possible confusion with C. collinum, C. leptoneurum. Near C. macrorrhizum.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 22
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carte afrique num 33760
Record n°33760
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