Chlorophytum affine Baker
var. curviscapum (Poelln.) Hanid

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Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sun Ray vlei, on road to Domboshawa

Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sun Ray vlei, on road to Domboshawa

Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sun Ray vlei, on road to Domboshawa

Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Anthericum curviscapum Poelln.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a horizontal rhizome with fibrous roots, bearing white tubers. Leaves 4-9, forming a fan, overlapping at the base, more or less broadly linear, 10-48 cm long. Inflorescences 1-3 axillary, short racemes, strongly deflexed at the base. Flowers white, c. 7 mm long. Capsule c. 4 × 5 mm, 3-sided, deeply lobed, smooth.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: affine: related to or allied to
Habitat: Often forming clumps in seasonally wet sites on heavy clay soils in open woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ghana, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 16 November 2015
Literature:

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 60 - 61.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 85.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum affine
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chlorophytum affine
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JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum affine
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum affine
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chlorophytum affine
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum affine
The Plant List (version 1.1): Chlorophytum affine
Tropicos: Chlorophytum affine


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113250, retrieved 29 March 2017

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