Chlorophytum anceps (Baker) Kativu

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Chlorophytum anceps

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Chlorophytum anceps

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Anthericum anceps Baker
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Status: Native
Small perennial herb, usually less than 25 cm tall. Flowers in a short spike, relatively large, white, often with a purple-brown centre line on the tepals.
Derivation of specific name: anceps: 2-edged or 2-headed
Habitat: In open woodland and margins of grassland, often on shallow soils overlying rock.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1530 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, northern Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 30 May 2010

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 40.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 113.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum anceps
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West African Plants database: Chlorophytum anceps

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chlorophytum anceps., retrieved 25 October 2016

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