Chlorophytum polystachys Baker

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Chlorophytum polystachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Chlorophytum polystachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Chlorophytum polystachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb. Leaves mostly basal, linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence on a long wiry stem, distinctly branched, glabrous. Flowers widely spaced, small and inconspicuous.
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Habitat: Among rocks and in stony soils in open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 61 - 62.

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. in error asChlorophytum polystachyum

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Flora of Malawi: Chlorophytum polystachys
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum polystachys
African Plant Database: Chlorophytum polystachys
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JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum polystachys
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum polystachys
Plants of the World Online: Chlorophytum polystachys
Tropicos: Chlorophytum polystachys
Wikipedia: Chlorophytum polystachys

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 polystachys., retrieved 26 May 2024

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