African Plant Database

Chlorophytum pubiflorum Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 329 (1876)
Information on the genus : Chlorophytum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophytum paniculosum Peter ex Poelln. (1947)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 60-80 cm tall; rhizome horizontal, moniliform; roots with tubers at tips; leaves distichous, broadly linear, usually glabrous, often with a dark green to brownish-green band at base, clasping, 20-30x1,2 cm; peduncle subterete, glabrous; inflorescence lax, ascending; racemes 3-10; rachis angled, glabrous, sometimes sparsely papillate; pedicels articulated below middle, densely papillate-pubescent, to 10 mm, 2-4 at each lower node; bracts small; perianth greenish white, papillate-hairy, c. 5 mm long; tepals 3-veined; capsule globose, trigonous, c. 5x5 mm.
Ecology : Seasonally wet grassland, in sandy clayish soil; river margins; floodplains; 50-c. 1500 m alt.
  Closely related to C. polystachys, C. vestitum.
  The Zaire collection originates from the Zaire/Zambia border. The species should be sought for in Luapula River floodplain.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 44
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