Chlorophytum macrophyllum (A. Rich.) Asch.

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Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode River

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode River

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode River

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode River

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Synonyms: Anthericum macrophyllum A. Rich.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial, 60-90 cm high, plants often in clumps. Leaves in a basal rosette, large, more or less broadly lanceolate, up to 90 × 12 cm, hairless. Peduncle terete, hairless. Inflorescence unbranched, dense; floral bracts small, hairless. Pedicels clustered, up to 9 at the lower nodes, 8-13 mm long. Flowers white; tepals 5-veined. Filaments shorter than anthers. Capsule shallowly deltoid, 5-8 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrophyllum: big-leaved
Habitat: In woodland, along streambanks, often on stony doleritic soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Sierra leone to Ethiopia and south to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 9 March 2012
Literature:

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 85 - 86.

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


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 macrophyllum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113440, retrieved 26 July 2016

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