Chlorophytum macrosporum Baker

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Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi.

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi.

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi.

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi.

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi.

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi.

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi.

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Road, Harare

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Road, Harare

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Road, Harare

Chlorophytum macrosporum

Photo: Bart Wursten
College Road, Harare

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum rhodesianum Phillips
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 80-150 cm high, growing from a short, thick, vertical rhizome with spongy roots. Leaves numerous in an ascending basal rosette, linear-lanceolate, 25-52 cm long, hairless, usually half-folded with very wavy margins. Inflorescence laxly branched, far extended above the leaves. Pedicels articulated above the middle, lower ones 2-6 per node, up to 25 mm long in fruit. Perianth urn-shaped; tepals half spreading, 3-veined with scabrid margins. Stamens shorter than perianth; filaments papillate-ridged, longer than anthers. Capsule 11-15 mm long, obovoid,3-angled and sharply lobed, smooth.
Notes: See Chlorophytum andongense for comparison. That species differs in the much smaller, shallowly deltoid fruit and broader, lanceolate leaves without wavy margins.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open woodland and along margins of dambos, often on sodic soils and termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 7 February 2019
Literature:

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

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 119.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 71 - 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.


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


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 macrosporum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113450, retrieved 24 August 2019

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