African Plant Database

Chlorophytum tetraphyllum (L. f.) Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Scilla tetraphylla L. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scilla tetraphylla L. f. (1782)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum schimperi Engl. (1892)
=Anthericum chamaemoly Hochst. ex A. Rich.
=Phalangium abyssinicum Kunth
=Liliago abyssinica (Kunth) C. Presl
=Asphodelus chamaemoly Hochst. ex Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : ± Prostrate herb; rhizome short carrying fibre remnants from leaves of previous year; roots with ± elongated tubers; leaves rosulate, without petiole, lanceolate, acute, 3-25x1-3 cm, margins ciliate; peduncle hidden amongst leaf bases; inflorescence umbel-like, rachis sometimes to 1 cm long with a few umbel-like clusters; pedicels curved, 1,5-3 cm long, without articulation; bracts leaf-like, 2-4 cm long; flowers white; tepals 6-8 mm long, 3-veined; capsule subglobose, slightly triangular, 3-6 mm long.
Ecology : Open scrub; grassland; often in degraded and overgrazed areas; red or black soils; grassy forest edge; 1250-3400 m alt.
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Record n°34022
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