African Plant Database

Chlorophytum viridescens Engl.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas 140 (1895)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum macrocladum Peter ex Poelln. (1947)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 1,2 m tall; rhizome short, woody with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots spongy, thick, without tubers; leaves often hysteranthous, rosulate, glabrous, sessile, 20-45x0,6-2,5 cm, margins undulate; peduncle terete, glabrous, to 70 cm long, 2-6 mm Ø; panicle lax; pedicels articulated below or near middle, sometimes near base, 7-15 mm long, 3-10 at each lower node; perianth whitish, tinged or streaked white outside, urceolate; tepals reflexed, 6-10x c. 2-3 mm, 3-veined; capsule triquetrous, 5-11 mm long, emarginate.
Ecology : Rocky outcrops; shallow black clayish soils; 500-2700 m alt.
  Closely resembling C. andongense (cf. Fl. Zambes. 13/1: 72, 2008).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 34035
Record n°34035
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