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Chlorophytum reflexibracteatum Poelln.
Family : Anthericaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : Portugaliae Acta Biol., Ser. B, Sist. 1: 368 (1947)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous herb; rhizome oblique with robust roots and few short leaf remains; cataphylls few, narrow, to 10 cm long; leaves c. 6, linear, 60-80x0,8-1,2 cm, acute, base sheathing; peduncle stout, leafless, flat below, angular above, c. 40 cm long, 1 cm Ø at base, with bracts in upper part 8-10 mm long; raceme very dense, < 5 cm long, rachis thick; pedicels 3 mm long, jointed at apex, thick, reflexed; bracts 5-7 mm long, reflexed; flowers and capsule unknown.
Ecology : Growing solitary in a mountain depression on clay soil, but more common in marshy area called Lukangaka by the natives; 2700 m alt.
  Von Poellnitz placed the species in Dasystachys (Baker) Engl., although flowers are lacking. Taxonomic status uncertain.
  ? Known only from the type (Keil 64, lost ?) collected in 1905; “Tanganyika: Seengebiet: Usumbura, Kiballa”, i.e. in today’s Burundi. – Not mapped.
 
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Record n°34003
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