African Plant Database

Chlorophytum humifusum Cufod.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Miss. Biol. Paese Borana, Bot. (1939)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb rarely more than 12 cm tall from a moniliform rhizome carrying fibrous remnants from older leaves; roots wiry with tubers on lateral branches; leaves distichous, glabrous, petiolate, to 12x1 cm; peduncle to 1 cm long; inflorescence prostrate, to 15 cm long, simple or with one basal branch, lax; bracts inconspicuous; rachis scabrid; flowers 1-2 at each node; pedicels 6-8 mm long, articulated in lower half; perianth white; tepals 5-7 mm long, 3-veined; capsule c. 4x4 mm.
Ecology : Shallow stony soil in bushland or woodland often dominated by Acacia, Commiphora; 450-1300 m alt.
  Confused with slender shade forms of C. gallabatense.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 47-48
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33813
Record n°33813
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