Chlorophytum longifolium Schweinf. ex Baker

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Chlorophytum longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten

Chlorophytum longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten

Chlorophytum longifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Anthericum drimiopsis Baker
Anthericum longifolium A. Rich.
Anthericum lunatum Poelln.
Caesia africana sensu Baker
Chlorophytum dolomiticum Dinter
Chlorophytum drimiopsis (Baker) Poelln.
Chlorophytum papillosum Rendle
Chlorophytum pleiophyllum Poelln.
Chlorophytum poricolum Poelln.
Chlorophytum tsumebensis Dinter
Chlorophytum welwitschii Poelln.
Dasystachys falcata Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: longifolium: with long leaves
Habitat: In woodland, often on hill slopes
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 24 September 2015

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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Flora of Botswana: Chlorophytum longifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Chlorophytum longifolium
Flora of Zambia: Chlorophytum longifolium

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African Plant Database: Chlorophytum longifolium
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Chlorophytum longifolium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chlorophytum longifolium
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chlorophytum longifolium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chlorophytum longifolium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chlorophytum longifolium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chlorophytum longifolium
Ispot Southern Africa : Chlorophytum longifolium
JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum longifolium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum longifolium
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chlorophytum longifolium
Tropicos: Chlorophytum longifolium
West African Plants database: Chlorophytum longifolium

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 longifolium., retrieved 27 May 2016

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