African Plant Database

Chlorophytum minor Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13[5]: 502-503 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 12 cm tall; rhizome very small, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots reduced to sessile tubers; leaves 3-9 per plant, lanceolate, 2-15x1-1,5 cm, obtuse, margins with long cilia; peduncles 1-5 per plant, terete, shorter than leaves, densely papillate pubescent; inflorescence simple, lax; rachis angled, papillate; bracts small, margins ciliate; pedicels sparsely papillate-pubescent, articulated above middle, lower ones 2-4 per node, c. 6 mm long; perianth white; tepals c. 6 mm long, 3-veined; capsule globose, 3-angled, 3x4 mm.
Ecology : Grassland in seasonally wet places; often near pans; on rock, rock crevices; c. 1000-1500 m alt.
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carte afrique num 33868
Record n°33868
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