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Chlorophytum fischeri (Baker) Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum fischeri Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum fischeri Baker
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum montanum Poelln. (1947)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb, tufted, to 20 cm tall; rhizome moniliform, bearing fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; leaves rosulate, few, clasping below, minutely pubescent to papillate particularly on veins, linear-lanceolate, 6-12x0,4-1 cm, bases with papillate to ciliate margins; peduncle erect, terete, papillate to pubescent above, 7-10 cm long; inflorescence simple, open, 6-20 cm long; rachis pubescent; pedicels articulated near middle, to 4 mm long, usually solitary; perianth white, papillose; tepals 3-8x2 mm, 3-veined; capsule triquetrous, emarginate, ± 3x4-5 mm.
Ecology : Woodland; wooded grassland; brown sandy loam; often on termite mounds; 450-2000 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 26-27
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carte afrique num 33768
Record n°33768
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