African Plant Database

Chlorophytum senegalense (Baker) Hepper
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Dasystachys senegalensis Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dasystachys senegalensis Baker (1901)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Dasystachys macinensis A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb from a thick tuber 3-4 cm Ø or rhizome 20-35 cm long; basal leaves sessile, linear, 20-45x 1-3 cm, margins pectinate-ciliate, base clasping, red; leaves on peduncle ± reduced, clasping, 5-30 cm long; peduncle 1-1,5 m tall (incl. inflorescence); inflorescence cylindrical, 20-35x c. 2 cm, rachis pubescent, with 50-100 flowers solitary or 2-3 per node, pedicels c. 1 mm long; tepals white, green-veined, 8-9 mm long; capsule unknown ?
Ecology : Among rocks in savanna; open forests; swamps.
  Leaves developed before or with the inflorescence.
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carte afrique num 34008
Record n°34008
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