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Chlorophytum recurvifolium (Baker) C. Archer & Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum recurvifolium Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum recurvifolium Baker (1906)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Chlorophytum polyphyllum (Baker) Kativu non C. polyphyllum (Baker) Poelln.
=Anthericum polyphyllum Baker (1896)
=Anthericum longistylum Baker (1876)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb tufted, 25-95 cm tall; rhizome horizontal, regularly constricted, covered by fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots wiry with distal tubers; leaves linear, rosulate, 9-45 cm x 2-5 mm, glabrous, often recurved, folded, clasping below, margins minutely papillate; peduncle terete, glabrous, to 22,5 cm long; panicle lax, seldom unbranched; rachis terete, glabrous; pedicels solitary, articulated below middle, to 5 mm long; perianth white; bracts aristate; tepals c. 13 mm long, 3-veined; capsule obovate, shallowly deltoid, transversely ridged, 8-13 mm long.
Ecology : Open woodland; wooded grassland; stony and sandy soils; wood with Uapaca robynsii; 400-1400 m alt.
  S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland (map in Bothalia 31: 40, 2001).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht up to 1 m. Alt: 335 - 1830 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 31[1&2]: 40-41 (2001).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33871
Record n°33871
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