African Plant Database

Chlorophytum tenerrimum Peter ex Poelln.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Portugaliae Acta Biol., Ser. B, Sist. 1: 340 (1947)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb grass-like, to 25 cm tall; rhizome short; roots thin with tubers; leaves rosulate, without petiole, 12-25x0,5 cm, apex acute, margins ciliate; peduncle c. 5 cm long, glabrous; raceme lax, 3-10 cm long, simple or slightly branched at base; rhachis glabrous; pedicels articulated in lower half, 7-8 mm long, glabrous, 1-2 at each lower node; bracts 3-10 mm long; perianth white; tepals 4-5x1,5-2 mm, 3-veined; capsule trigonous, 6-9x7-9 mm, widest near apex, attenuate, slightly stipitate at base.
Ecology : Dry forest; tall shrub thickets; red sandy soils; 70-150 m alt.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 34021
Record n°34021
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