Chlorophytum colubrinum (Baker) Engl.

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Chlorophytum colubrinum

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Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam

Chlorophytum colubrinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam

Chlorophytum colubrinum

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Domboshawa

Chlorophytum colubrinum

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Domboshawa

Chlorophytum colubrinum

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Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Chlorophytum colubrinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Chlorophytum colubrinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Chlorophytum colubrinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum campanulatum (Baker) Engl.
Dasystachys campanulata Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb, up to 1.4 m tall, often forming clumps. leaves subdistichous, 4-7(12) per plant, sheathing at the base, 12-75 cm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, hairless; margins rough, sometimes shortly ciliate. Inflorescence a dense spike, up to 25 cm long on a terete peduncle up to 95 cm long, well exserted above the leaves. Flowers solitary in each bract, small, bell-shaped, white. Fruit an obovoid, 3-angled capsule, 4-8 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open woodland and wooded grassland, often in light soils and rocky areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo (Brazzaville), DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 28 February 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 287. (Includes a picture).

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 66 - 69. (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.

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 colubrinum
Flora of Mozambique: Chlorophytum colubrinum
Flora of Zambia: Chlorophytum colubrinum

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chlorophytum colubrinum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113330, retrieved 22 May 2018

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