African Plant Database

Chlorophytum nzii A. Chev. ex Hepper
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 22: 459 (1968)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with fibrous roots probably tuber-bearing; pseudo-stem with leaves glabrous on both faces, linear, 8-27x1,5 cm, acute, with pseudo-petiolate at base; inflorescence sparingly branched (usually with 3 equal branches, to 2 cm long) or simple, to 30 cm long; bracts 5 mm long; pedicels 10-12 mm long, articulated at middle; flowers fasciculate; tepals 4,5 mm long; capsule 3-lobed, 3x5 mm.
Ecology : Grass-covered land overlying ferruginous plateaux; savanna.
  Differs from C. blepharophyllum in its glabrous leaves and smaller more numerous flowers. Also similar to C. camporum.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33980
Record n°33980
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