African Plant Database

Chlorophytum warneckei (Engl.) Marais & Reilly
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum warneckei Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum warneckei Engl. (1902)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum deightonii Hutch. ex Berhaut
=*Chlorophytum gracillimum Dammer
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small herb with folded, erect or arched grass-like leaves 5-20 cm x 1-3 mm; inflorescence ascending or arching to the ground, usually with a few equal branches from near base spreading in opposite directions, very slender, scape and inflorescence 5-20 cm long; flowers few, evenly spaced, white; perianth 3-4 mm long; pedicels to 5 mm long, jointed below middle; fruit c. 4 mm Ø.
Ecology : “Quite common, and even abundant in many grassland areas, but is usually overlooked because it is so inconspicuous” (Morton, 1961); amongst grass; open forests; temporarily very humid sandy soils; silty soil; garden weed; in lawns.
  Sometimes confused with C. inconspicuum (E Africa).
  Disjunct species. – Precise locality in W south. Zaire not known
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carte afrique num 34040
Record n°34040
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