African Plant Database

Chlorophytum vestitum Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 326 (1876)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chlorophytum vestitum Baker var. vestitum
Taxon infra-specific
Chlorophytum vestitum var. pilosissimum
Chlorophytum vestitum Baker var. vestitum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 30-70 cm tall; rhizome horizontal, moniliform, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots with few tubers; leaves grass-like, ciliate to pubescent, sheathing the lower part of peduncle, 20-50 cm x 2-6 mm; peduncle terete, ± pubescent, rarely glabrous, to 45 cm long; panicle lax, with up to 15 branches; rachis terete, glabrous; pedicels often articulated below middle, sometimes in upper half, to 10 mm long, 1-2 per node; bracts small; perianth yellowish green; tepals 3-4x1 mm, 3-5-veined; capsule subglobose, triquetrous, 3-4 x 4-5,5 mm.
Ecology : Open Brachystegia woodland; wooded grassland; often in shade; 950-1600 m alt.
  The two subspecies are not sympatric.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 44-45
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 33798
Record n°33798
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