African Plant Database

Chlorophytum pendulum Nordal & Thulin
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13(3): 273 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted herb 15-40 cm tall; rhizome moniliform with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots thin with tubers; leaves several, rosulate, linear, 20-45x0,4-0,9 cm, midrib distinct, sheathing below, margins ciliate; peduncle glabrous, 5-30 cm long; raceme simple, often drooping, rachis glabrous to slightly papillose; flowers 1-4 per node; bracts small; pedicels glabrous, drooping, 5-12 mm long, articulated near base; tepals white, with pale green to brown stripes outside, 5-9 mm long, 3-veined; capsule pendent, deeply 3-lobed, pyramidal, slightly transversely ridged, 10-15x6-10 mm, emarginate.
Ecology : Woodland dominated by Acacia, Combretum, and/or Commiphora; dark or red stony soils; sometimes on limestone; in ± shade; 1000-1650 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 26
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33767
Record n°33767
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