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Chlorophytum bifolium Dammer
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum verruciferum Chiov. (1916) p.p. quoad Paoli 942, 1254
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 15 cm tall with a very short rhizome; roots tuber-like, fasciculated; leaves 2-5, rosulate, lanceolate, 8-14x c. 1,5 cm, acute, margins hyaline; peduncle scabrid, leafless, 5-7 cm long; raceme simple, rachis pubescent; pedicels suberect, 3 mm long, articulated near middle; flower 1(-2) per node; tepals white, 6 mm long, 3-veined; capsule triangular, indistinctly transversely ridged, 6-9x9-12 mm, emarginate.
Ecology : Ecology unknown in Ethiopia; Acacia, Commiphora bushland, with shallow drained soils, on limestone; often in alluvial soil; fallows; 250-1000 m alt.
  Exact locality in Ethiopia unknown.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 27
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carte afrique num 33770
Record n°33770
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