African Plant Database

Chlorophytum goetzei Engl.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 361 (1900) 
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum goetzei (Engl.) Poelln.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Anthericum gramineum Poelln. (1942) (1942)
=Anthericum remotiflorum Poelln. (1942)
=Anthericum graminoides Poelln.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb tufted, glabrous or hairy, 20-40 cm tall; rhizome moniliform, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots fibrous with distal tubers; leaves ± distichous, filiform, clasping below, ciliate, 10-35x1-2 mm; peduncle terete, ribbed; inflorescence unbranched; bracts small, dark brown; pedicels articulated below middle, 2-6 mm long, 2-3 per lower nodes; perianth white; tepals 7-10 mm long, 5-veined, keel green, brown or rarely pinkish; capsule shallowly lobed, 2-5 mm long, transversely ridged.
Ecology : Open woodland; grassland; c. 1000 m alt.
  Only known from 3 types, all depauperate specimens. Near the C. galpinii complex.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 33-34
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33780
Record n°33780
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