Chlorophytum anceps (Baker) Kativu

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Chlorophytum anceps

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Chlorophytum anceps

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Anthericum anceps Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Small perennial herb, usually less than 25 cm tall. Flowers in a short spike, relatively large, white, often with a purple-brown centre line on the tepals.
Derivation of specific name: anceps: 2-edged or 2-headed
Habitat: In open woodland and margins of grassland, often on shallow soils overlying rock.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1530 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, northern Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 30 May 2010

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 40.

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 86.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 113.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum anceps
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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: Species information: Chlorophytum anceps., retrieved 20 May 2024

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