Chlorophytum andongense Baker

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (3)

Chlorophytum andongense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya.

Chlorophytum andongense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya.

Chlorophytum andongense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Chlorophytum longipes Baker
Chlorophytum pedunculosum Poelln.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, 65-200 cm high, growing from a short, thick, vertical rhizome with extensive thick fusiform roots. Leaves 4-7 in a basal rosette, oblong-lanceolate, 25-80 cm long, hairless, sheathing at the base, often pseudo-petiolate. Inflorescence a lax panicle, up to 80 cm long (excluding peduncle). Pedicels articulated above the middle, lower ones 4-9 per node, up to 30 mm long in fruit. Flowers greenish, urn-shaped; tepals narrow, 3-veined,scabrid on the margins. Stamens shorter than the perianth; filaments longer than anthers; style more or less as long as stamens. Capsule obovoid, shallowly deltoid, 5-9 mm long.
Notes: Generally similar to Chlorophytum macrosporum but that species differs in the much larger, obovoid, deeply 3-lobed fruit and narrower, linear-lanceolate leaves with conspicuous wavy margins.
Derivation of specific name: andongense: named for Punto Andongo in Angola.
Habitat: In open woodland and along forest margins, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Sunday 21 April 2019

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 70 - 72. (Includes a picture).

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.

Meerts, P. (2015). Anthericaceae Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Novelle Serie) Jardin Botanique Meise Pages 50 - 52. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 104.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 40.

Other sources of information about Chlorophytum andongense:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Chlorophytum andongense
Flora of Mozambique: Chlorophytum andongense
Flora of Zambia: Chlorophytum andongense

External websites:

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

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 andongense., retrieved 26 May 2024

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use