African Plant Database

Chlorophytum perfoliatum Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13[5]: 503 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 6-41 cm tall; rhizome short, regularly constricted, with short fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots spongy, sometimes reduced to elongated tubers; leaves rosulate, 1-4 per plant, erect or prostrate, 2-12x1-4,5 cm, clasping, setose on veins beneath, glabrous above; cataphylls with reddish stripes or spots; peduncle glabrous, longer than leaves; panicle lax, rarely unbranched; rachis terete, glabrous; bracts to 4 mm long; pedicels solitary, 6-13 mm long, articulated above middle; perianth greenish; tepals c. 5 mm long, 3-veined; capsule 3-angled, deeply lobed, 2,5-3 mm.
Ecology : Woodland; termite mound in plain; on heavy clays and rocky soils; 900-1200 m alt.
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carte afrique num 33869
Record n°33869
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