African Plant Database

Chlorophytum holstii Engl.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 29 (1894)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum holstii var. glabrum Poelln.
=Chlorophytum uvinsense Poelln. (1947)
=Chlorophytum hoffmanii Engl. (1905)
=Chlorophytum pulverulentum Peter ex Poelln. (1947)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous herb to 15 cm tall; roots with tubers on lateral branches; leaves drying yellowish brown, rosulate, sheathing, with canaliculate petiole 5-10 cm long; lamina forming an angle somewhere between 90° and 180° with petiole, thus parallel with the soil surface, 10-20x1-3 cm, papillose below, with teeth along margins; peduncle 5-20 cm long, scabrid to papillate; raceme lax, 8-20 cm long, simple or slightly branched at base, rachis ± pubescent; bracts 7-18 mm long; pedicels articulated in lower half, 5-6 mm long (to 12 mm in fruit), scabrid to pubescent, 2-4 at each lower node; perianth white; tepals 5-8x1,5-3 mm, 3-veined; capsule trigonous, c. 5-7x5-9 mm, with truncate base.
Ecology : Rocky hillsides in dense dry evergreen lowland or riverine forest; Brachystegia woodland; thick succulent/thorn scrub; 0-c. 1000 m alt.
  Confused with C. alismifolium, a rain-forest species. More material and more thorough analyses are needed.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33938
Record n°33938
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