African Plant Database

Anthericum angustifolium Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 332 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Anthericum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phalangium angustifolium (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Schweinf.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phalangium humile (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Schweinf. & Asch.
=Anthericum humile Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1850)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 15 cm tall; roots fleshy; leaves linear, 5-10x0,2-0,5 cm, glabrous or with ciliate margins; peduncle hidden among the leaves; rachis almost completely reduced, making the inflorescence umbel-like; pedicels 30-80 mm long, not jointed; flowers white, slightly green outside, star-like, 2-10 per plant; tepals 8-12x2-3 mm, 3-veined; capsule 5-8 mm long, subglobose, smooth or slightly ridged, on reflexed pedicels (fruit lying on the ground).
Ecology : In clumps. Grassland, seasonally waterlogged, often heavily grazed and eroded; black shallow soil; gritty black or lateritic soils; sometimes in crevices in the rock; 1300-3000 m alt.
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carte afrique num 34396
Record n°34396
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