African Plant Database

Chlorophytum littorale Nordal & Thulin
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13(3): 266 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Chlorophytum pusillum auct. sensu Raimondo & al.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 10-32 cm tall from a fibrous rhizome; roots with tubers; leaves 2-4, narrowly lanceolate-ovate, basal, 3-12x1-6 cm, usually with finely undulate-crispate hyaline margins; peduncle glabrous; inflorescence a simple or few-branched raceme, rachis glabrous; bracts 2,4-4 mm long; flowers solitary; pedicels 2,5-25 mm long, articulated c. 1-3 mm below flower, glabrous; tepals white, medially greenish, 6-9,5 mm long, 3-nerved; capsule 3-lobed, c. 6-6,5x7-8 mm.
Ecology : Open coastal dunes, usually of white coral sand; 5-60 m alt.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33957
Record n°33957
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