African Plant Database

Chlorophytum applanatum Nordal & Thulin
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13(3): 260 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 22 cm tall; rhizome short, fibrous; leaves 1-2, basal, flat on the ground, ovate to broadly elliptic, 18-40 mm wide, glabrous, margins with a c. 0,3 mm wide hyaline border; raceme glabrous, simple of few-branched; peduncle papillose-puberulous at base; flowers 1 at each node; pedicels 7-18 mm long, spreading, articulated 1-3 mm below the flowers, glabrous; tepals white, midvein greenish, 7-8 mm long, 3-nerved; capsule c. 3-3,5x5-5,5 mm.
Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora bushland in shallow loamy sand over limestone; 200-340 m alt.
  Superficially resembling C. perfoliatum; near C. hiranense.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33882
Record n°33882
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