African Plant Database

Chlorophytum petrophilum K. Krause
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous herb; roots without tubers; leaf petiole 3-6 cm long; blade ovate-oblong, 5-7,5x2,5-3 cm, appearing striped, base truncate, apex acute-apiculate, margins glabrous; inflorescence incl. peduncle 33-70 cm long, very lax, trailing, producing plantlets at nodes (pseudoviviparous), rachis glabrous; flowering nodes spaced with 0-2 flowers per 3 (-8-12) cm rachis; bracts 5 mm long, glabrous; pedicels c. 3 mm long, jointed in upper half; flowers very few, tepals white, 8-10x1 mm; capsule 4-5x6 mm, base truncate. Flowers not seen by Poulsen & Nordal, l.c.
Ecology : Rocky slope in half-shade; hilly land; rain-forest in moss mats; 100-500 m alt. Threatened by conversion of forest to oil-palm plantation.
  Part of the C. comosum complex.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2010). Flore du Gabon. 41: 6
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carte afrique num 33992
Record n°33992
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