African Plant Database

Chlorophytum zingiberastrum Nordal & A. D. Poulsen
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 53(4): 937 (1998)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-70 cm tall; rhizome short, vertical, regularly constricted; roots thin, with elongated tubers on lateral rootlets; leaves 3-7 per stem, pseudopetiolate, first sheathing, but remaining folded, forming a pseudostem; blade ± lanceolate, 10-40x3-9 cm, widest around middle, glabrous, drying yellowish brown, base attenuate, apex acute; peduncle slender, terete, glabrous to 50 cm long; panicle lax, 12-18 cm long, branches flattened and angled; bracts leafy, 7x0,8-1,8 cm; pedicels 2-4 per node, 8-18 mm long, jointed above middle, angular to winged; perianth greenish; tepals c. 6 mm long, 3-veined; capsule subglobose, 3-angled, deeply lobed, 4-5x5-7 mm; seeds (2-3) thick, disc-shaped.
Ecology : Grassland, open woodland, on rocky ground; often on sandy soils, overlying rocks; termite mounds; forest gallery; 550-1950 m alt.
  Treated as a synonym under C. lancifolium subsp. togoense in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 48-49
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33814
Record n°33814
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