African Plant Database

Chlorophytum alismifolium Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 324 (1876)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum baillaudii A. Chev. (1908)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with short stem, rhizomatous, tuberous; leaves 5-8, distichous, blade rather abruptly narrowed into the petiole c. 6 cm long; lamina lanceolate, 4-20x1,5-3,5 cm with c. 8 parallel nerves on each side of midrib; inflorescence ± branched, as long as leaves; pedicels 5-10 mm long, jointed in lower half; flowers and young fruits white, bracts shorter than pedicels; fruit obovate, 3-lobed, c. 5 mm high, 5 mm Ø, lobes divergent.
Ecology : Amongst stones in streams, stream sides; on humus in forest and on falling and rotted trunks; humid rocks with mosses, under shade in forest with Heritiera utilis; 30-1000 m alt.
  “Some collections from Sudanian Congo (Garamba) have lateral tubers…, a trait typical of… the closely related C. holstii”.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2010). Flore du Gabon. 41: 4
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33878
Record n°33878
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