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Chlorophytum collinum (Poelln.) Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum collinum Poelln.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum collinum Poelln. (1942)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum angustiracemosum Poelln. (1947)
=Chlorophytum pachyrrhizum Peter ex Poelln. (1947)
=Anthericum pseudopapillosum Poelln. (1942)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 10-40 cm tall; rhizome short, densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots spongy, fusiform; leaves rosulate, glabrous, lanceolate, to 15-30x0,5-2,5 cm, margins often undulate; peduncle without leaves, terete, 5-30 cm long; raceme simple, elongated to ± capitate; rachis pubescent; bracts 2-5 mm long; pedicels articulated at apex, pubescent, 4-6 mm long, 1 (rarely 2) per node; perianth white, greenish keeled outside; tepals 4-9x2-2,5 mm, 1-veined; capsule triquetrous, emarginate, 3-5x4-5,5 mm
Ecology : Grassland; deciduous bushland; riverine thicket; 100-3000 m alt.
  Very close to C. silvaticum, but flower shape different (not bell-shaped). Seems to link former Dasystachys species (flowers bell-shaped) with the open-flowered Chlorophytum.
  A collection of C. leptoneurum from C Zambia (Lusaka Distr.) may belong to C. collinum.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 23
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carte afrique num 33761
Record n°33761
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