African Plant Database

Chlorophytum superpositum (Baker) Marais & Reilly
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 32(3): 662 (1978)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum superpositum Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum superpositum Baker (1878)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Base (rhizome) unknown; peduncle erect, 60-75 cm long with 3-4 sessile glabrous leaves 7,5-15x2,5-3 cm, petiole clasping the peduncle, margins thickened, stramineous; racemes 1-3, 5-7,5 cm long, lax; pedicels articulated at middle, the lowest ones 3-4 per node; perianth greenish white, 0,4 cm long; tepals linear with a green keel; capsule subglobose, 0,4 cm Ø.
Ecology : By river.
  Very distinct species. Known only from the type ? (Schweinfurth, ser. 3. 174).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 34018
Record n°34018
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