African Plant Database

Chlorophytum pterocarpum Nordal & Thulin
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 13(3): 274 (1993)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 10 cm tall; rhizome very short carrying the fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots with tuber-like structures; leaves 2-5, rosulate, lanceolate, 5-7x c. 1,5 cm, often prostrate, margins finely undulate-crispate, hyaline; peduncle leafless, 3-5 cm long; raceme simple, rachis glabrous; flowers solitary at each node; pedicels 5-12 mm long, glabrous, articulated near apex; tepals white, 6-8 mm long, 3-veined; capsule deeply lobed, with 3 flat wing-like compartments, slightly transversely ridged, 6-9x9-12 mm, emarginate.
Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora woodland and bushland on limestone; 1400-1500 m alt.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33997
Record n°33997
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