African Plant Database

Chlorophytum nyasae (Rendle) Kativu
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum nyassae Rendle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum nyassae Rendle (1894)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum glabriflorum C. H. Wright (1906)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,18-2 m tall; rhizome short, densely covered with spongy roots without tubers; leaves ± linear, glabrous with prominent midrib, clasping below, 9-70x0,4-2,5 cm, margins entire, glabrous, scabrid or ciliate; peduncle terete, glabrous, to 80 cm long; panicle loose, sometimes only with a few or many branches; rachis terete, glabrous; pedicels articulated below to near middle, to 12 mm long, 2-4 per node, bracts ovate; perianth open, white to sometimes yellowish; tepals 7-11 mm long, 3-veined; capsule ovoid, triquetrous, c. 8 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; scrubland; often in gullies and around water courses, on stony ground; shrubberies; sporadic but locally abundant; 800-2800 m alt.
  Robust and dwarf forms observed in the same populations.
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carte afrique num 33979
Record n°33979 modified 2012-05-07
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