African Plant Database

Chlorophytum nidulans (Baker) Brenan
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum nidulans Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum nidulans Baker (1876)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum asphodeloides C.H. Wright (1906)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-45 cm tall, tufted; rhizome with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots spongy, without tubers; leaves linear, 12-30 cm x 2-4 mm, glabrous, acute; peduncle terete, glabrous; inflorescence often unbranched, occasionally with 1-3 branches; rachis terete, glabrous; pedicels articulated below middle, lower ones 2-3 per node, c. 7 mm long; perianth white; tepals c. 6 mm long, 3-veined; capsule 3-angled, smooth, 4-7x3-4 mm.
Ecology : Grassland; rocks; shallow soils; often in seepage zones; 1200-2000 m alt.
  Resembling C. nubicum (with swollen tuberous roots).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 33977
Record n°33977
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