African Plant Database

Chlorophytum zavattarii (Cufod.) Nordal
Family : Anthericaceae
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Basionym : Anthericum zavattari Cufod.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anthericum zavattari Cufod. (1939)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 30-60 cm tall; rhizome short, with fibrous remnants from previous years’ leaves; roots swollen; leaves rosulate, broadly lanceolate, 10-25x2,5-5 cm, sheathing below, apex ± rounded, margins often hyaline; peduncle terete, 10-25 cm long; panicle much branched with stiffly patent lateral branches to 3 cm long; pedicels stiffly patent, articulated near apex, to 25 mm long, 2-3 at each lower node; tepals 5-6x2-2,5 mm, white with a greenish dorsal stripe, 3-veined; capsule deltate in cross section, emarginate, c. 4 mm long, perianth not forming an apical beak.
Ecology : Open woodland or bushland, often on rocky outcrops dominated by Acacia, Commiphora and/or Combretum; often in degraded and grazed vegetation, on red lateritic soils or on white gritty soils, over granite or limestone; c. 250-1700 m alt.
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Record n°34041 modified 2012-04-20
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