990.000 Chlorophytum Ker Gawl.



Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, Roots either swollen without tuber or ± wiry with distinct tubers. Pedicels mostly articulated, usually with more than 1 at each node, less often with 1 and then supported by 2 bracts. Flowers open, star-shaped, urceolate to ± campanulate. Stamens straight or declinate. Ovary sessile, rarely stipitate. Capsule trigonous to deeply 3-lobed in cross-section. Seeds flat or sharply folded.

Worldwide: 215 species, especially in Africa and India

Zimbabwe: 32 taxa.

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
affine Baker var. curviscapum (Poelln.) HanidN,W,C,EDescription, Image
anceps (Baker) KativuW,C,E,SDescription, Image
andongense BakerN,C,EDescription, Image
blepharophyllum Baker subsp. blepharophyllum N,W,C,E,SDescription
bowkeri BakerC,EDescription, Image
brachystachyum BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
calyptrocarpum (Baker) KativuN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
cameronii (Baker) Kativu var. pterocaulon (Baker) NordalWDescription, Image
colubrinum (Baker) Engl.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
comosum (Thunb.) Jacq.N,W,EDescription, Image
fasciculatum (Baker) KativuC
floribundum BakerN
gallabatense Schweinf. ex BakerN,C,E,SDescription
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. galpinii W,C,S
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. matabelense (Baker) KativuN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. norlindhii (Weim.) KativuN,C,E
galpinii (Baker) Kativu[Agg]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
graniticola KativuN
leptoneurum (C.H. Wright) Poelln.N,W,CDescription, Image
longifolium Schweinf. ex BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
macrophyllum (A. Rich.) Asch.N,E,SDescription, Image
macrosporum BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pauper Poelln.N,W,C,E,S
polystachys BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pusillum Schweinf. ex BakerN,EDescription, Image
pygmaeum (Weim.) Kativu subsp. pygmaeum [End][LR-nt]EDescription
pygmaeum (Weim.) Kativu subsp. rhodesianum (Rendle) Kativu[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
recurvifolium (Baker) C. Archer & KativuN,W,C,SDescription, Image
silvaticum DammerN,CDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. milanjianum (Rendle) NordalN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
subpetiolatum (Baker) KativuN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
transvaalense (Baker) KativuEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chlorophytum:

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Flora of Botswana: Chlorophytum
Flora of Caprivi: Chlorophytum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chlorophytum
Flora of Malawi: Chlorophytum
Flora of Mozambique: Chlorophytum
Flora of Zambia: Chlorophytum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Chlorophytum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chlorophytum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chlorophytum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chlorophytum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Chlorophytum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chlorophytum
JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum
Plants of the World Online: Chlorophytum
Tropicos: Chlorophytum
Wikipedia: Chlorophytum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Chlorophytum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=337, retrieved 19 April 2024

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