Chlorophytum brachystachyum Baker

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Chlorophytum brachystachyum

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Cleveland Dam

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

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Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

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By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum trachycarpum Oberm.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 25-45 cm high often forming clumps. Leaves mostly basal, oblong-lanceolate, 5-40 cm long, narrowing towards the bas; margin undulate, ciliate-fimbriate. Inflorescence mostly an unbranched, densely flowered spike, often on a short flowering stem. Flowers 2-5 per node, white with spreading or reflexed tepals; anthers 6, bright yellow; filaments shorter than anthers. Floral bracts long, whitish, ciliate-fimbriate, ending in a bristle-like tip, Capsule, 3-angled, 4 × 5 mm, tuberculate when fresh.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: brachystachyum: with a short spike
Habitat: In rocky soils and on termite mounds in woodland, preferring moist and shady situations.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1540 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, CAR, Congo-Brassaville, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Caprivi-Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 November 2015
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 119.

Kativu, S. (1994). Synopsis of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 15(1) Page 54.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 77 - 79. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 104.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 114.


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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 brachystachyum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113300, retrieved 25 August 2016

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