African Plant Database

Anthericum corymbosum Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : J. Bot. 15: 71 (1877) 
Information on the genus : Anthericum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum gregorianum Rendle (1895)
=Anthericum corymbosum var. floribundum Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 10-30 cm tall; leaves linear, 5-25x0,1-0,8 cm, ± succulent, channelled, often with ciliate margins; peduncles 3-15 cm long, glabrous; inflorescence a simple raceme, 3-7 cm long, 3-30-flowered; pedicels semipatent, not jointed, sometimes drooping in fruit, 5-40 mm long; tepals white with green stripes on the outside, 8-10x2-3 mm; capsule subglobose, 3-8 mm long, slightly ridged.
Ecology : In clumps. Depressions in grassland, bushland, degraded Acacia, Combretum woodland; also on rocky outcrops; often on shallow soils overlying rocks (often lava, sometimes limestone), seasonally waterlogged, on heavy clayish black or red lateritic soils or on lighter brownish to reddish sandy soils; often on heavily grazed and eroded areas; degraded Juniperus forest; 250-2900 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 34423
Record n°34423
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