Chlorophytum leptoneurum (C.H. Wright) Poelln.

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Chlorophytum leptoneurum

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Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Chlorophytum leptoneurum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Chlorophytum leptoneurum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Chlorophytum leptoneurum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Chlorophytum leptoneurum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Chlorophytum leptoneurum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum tenellum Poelln.
Dasystachys leptoneura C.H. Wright
Verdickia katangensis De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Very small herb, 5-15 cm high, growing from a narrow horizontal rhizome; roots mostly reduced to small elongated tubers at the nodes of the rhizome. Leaves 1-3, basal, usually almost flat on the ground, lineae to oblanceolate, 2-20 cm long, pubescent above, usually hairless beneath; margin somewhat wavy, cilate. peduncle 1.5-3 cm long, closely ribbed. Inflorescence unbranched, densely flowered; floral bracts lanceolate with ciliate margins. Flowers singly at each bract; perianth united at the base, slightly bell-shaped, white; tepals 1-veinedhairless. Stamens exserted; filaments longer than anthers. Capsule subglobose, 3-angled, c. 2.5 × 3 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: leptoneurum: fine-nerved
Habitat: In open woodland, often on bare patches in sandy soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 450 - 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 November 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 287.

Kativu, S. (1994). Synopsis of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 15(1) Pages 65 - 66.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 64 - 65.

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.


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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 leptoneurum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113420, retrieved 19 November 2017

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