Chlorophytum andongense Baker

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum longipes Baker
Chlorophytum pedunculosum Poelln.
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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.
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
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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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.

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.

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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
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Chlorophytum andongense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chlorophytum andongense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chlorophytum andongense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chlorophytum andongense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chlorophytum andongense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chlorophytum andongense
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Chlorophytum andongense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chlorophytum andongense
Ispot Southern Africa: Chlorophytum andongense
JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum andongense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum andongense
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chlorophytum andongense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum andongense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Chlorophytum andongense
Tropicos: Chlorophytum andongense

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chlorophytum andongense., retrieved 24 March 2019

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