Chlorophytum silvaticum Dammer

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Chlorophytum silvaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum bakeri Poelln.
Chlorophytum comatum Poelln.
Chlorophytum inexpectatum Poelln.
Chlorophytum papilliferum Poelln.
Dasystachys debilis Baker
Dasystachys gracilis Baker
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herbs up to 45 cm high, often forming clumps. Leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 34 cm long and up to 12 mm wide, hairless; margin slightly undulate. Peduncle slender, terete, hairless. Inflorescence dense, 3-15 cm long, spike-like; floral bracts lanceolate, up to 10 mm long. Pedicels solitary, articulated at the apex. Perianth slightly bell-shaped, white; tepals 6 mm long, 1-veined. Anthers small, c. 1 mm long, much shorter than filaments. Capsule subglobose, c. 3 × 5 mm, 3-angled, deeply lobed.
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Habitat: On loamy soils in grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Saturday 5 October 2013
Literature:

Kativu, S. (1994). Synopsis of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 15(1) Pages 75 - 76.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 65 - 66.

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.


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


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 silvaticum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113540, retrieved 25 August 2016

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