African Plant Database

Chlorophytum stenopetalum Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 331 (1876)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chlorophytum stenopetalum Baker var. stenopetalum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum inarticulatum Poelln. (1943)
=Chlorophytum bracteosum Welw. ex Baker
=Chlorophytum cinerascens Engl. & K. Krause
=Chlorophytum menyhartii Schinz ex Baker (1898)
Taxon infra-specific
Chlorophytum stenopetalum var. latifolium
Chlorophytum stenopetalum Baker var. stenopetalum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 10-50 cm tall; rhizome moniliform; roots extensive, spongy, with tubers; leaves rosulate, lanceolate, glabrous, ± petiolate, clasping, 10-50x1,5-8 cm; peduncle terete, glabrous, 1-6-15 cm long; inflorescence unbranched, occasionally with a single appressed branch at base, dense, to 12,5 cm long; rachis subterete, shallowly angled, glabrous; bracts c. 13 mm long; pedicels articulated at apex, c. 2-6 mm long, 2-4 at each lower node; perianth whitish to greenish; tepals 5-7 mm long, 3-5-7-veined; capsule deeply triquetrous, 6-7x c. 5,5 mm.
Ecology : Open forest; woodland; riverine fringes; often on termite mounds; Protea wood; 30-1800 m alt.
  Sometimes difficult to distinguish from C. macrophyllum.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 54
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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carte afrique num 33827
Record n°33827
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