African Plant Database

Chlorophytum graniticola Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13[5]: 501 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb in small tufts, grass-like, 18-45 cm tall; rhizome densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots with distal rounded tubers; leaves 5-6, linear, to 20 cm x 2-3 mm, broad at base, acute, densely pubescent; peduncle terete, pubescent, to 18 cm long; inflorescence unbranched, or with a single short basal branch, lax; bracts to 32 mm long, aristate, pubescent; pedicels 1-2 per node, articulated below middle, to 6 mm long; perianth white; tepals c. 9 mm long, 5-veined; capsule shallowly deltoid, transversely ridged, 4x3-4 mm.
Ecology : Shallow soils overlying granite rock; c. 1200 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 33867
Record n°33867
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