990.000 Chlorophytum Ker Gawl.



Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, Roots either swollen without tuber or ± wiry with distinct tubers. Pedicels mostly articulated, usually with more than 1 at each node, less often with 1 and then supported by 2 bracts. Flowers open, star-shaped, urceolate to ± campanulate. Stamens straight or declinate. Ovary sessile, rarely stipitate. Capsule trigonous to deeply 3-lobed in cross-section. Seeds flat or sharply folded.

Worldwide: 215 species, especially in Africa and India

Zambia: 53 taxa.

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
affine Baker var. curviscapum (Poelln.) HanidN,W,ENw,N,E,Lk,WDescription, Image
affine Baker var. affine N,W,ECb,N,EDescription, Image
africanum (Baker) Engl. N,WCb,N
amplexicaule Baker N,WNw,N,C
andongense BakerB,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
blepharophyllum Baker subsp. blepharophyllum B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,C,E,SDescription
blepharophyllum Baker subsp. pendulum Hoell & NordalBW
blepharophyllum Baker subsp. rubropygmaeum Bjorå & NordalNN
brachystachyum BakerN,SN,Lk,SDescription, Image
bulbinifolium Hoell & Nordal NLp
calyptrocarpum (Baker) KativuW,CNw,CDescription, Image
cameronii (Baker) Kativu var. pterocaulon (Baker) NordalN,W,ENw,N,EDescription, Image
cameronii (Baker) Kativu var. cameronii N,W,E,SNw,N,E,C
clarae Bjorå & Nordal NLp,N
colubrinum (Baker) Engl.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,LkDescription, Image
comosum (Thunb.) Jacq.N,W,CCb,N,LkDescription, Image
delicatulum Osborne, Vollesen & Bjora[End]C
fischeri (Baker) Baker N,CN,C,Lk
floribundum BakerB,N,C,E,SN,Lk,S,W
gallabatense Schweinf. ex BakerB,N,W,CNw,N,Lk,WDescription
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. matabelense (Baker) KativuW,E,SNw,E,SDescription, Image
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. norlindhii (Weim.) KativuBW
galpinii (Baker) Kativu[Agg]B,W,E,SNw,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
geophilum Poelln. B,NNw,N
hysteranthum Kativu WNw
lancifolium Welw. ex Baker N,WCb,Lp,N
leptoneurum (C.H. Wright) Poelln.B,N,W,CNw,NDescription, Image
longifolium Schweinf. ex BakerB,C,SLk,S,WDescription, Image
macrophyllum (A. Rich.) Asch.W,CNw,C,LkDescription, Image
macrorrhizum Poelln. N,WCb,N
minor Kativu [End][DD]NLp,NDescription, Image
nidulans (Baker) BrenanNN
nubicum (Baker) KativuN,CN,C
nyasae (Rendle) Kativu EMcDescription, Image
pauper Poelln.B,W,SNw,S,WDescription
perfoliatum Kativu N,WNw,N,WImage
polystachys BakerN,C,SN,C,Lk,WDescription, Image
pubiflorum BakerN,SN,C,S,WDescription, Image
pusillum Schweinf. ex BakerN,W,SCb,N,SDescription, Image
recurvifolium (Baker) C. Archer & KativuNMcDescription, Image
ruahense Engl. WNw
rubribracteatum (De Wild.) KativuN,W,CNw,N,C,Lk
silvaticum DammerN,C,SN,Lk,SDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. milanjianum (Rendle) NordalB,N,SN,S,WDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. hockii (De Wild.) Nordal B,NNw,Lp,NDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. sphacelatum N,W,SNw,C,S
stenopetalum Baker N,W,CNw,N,C
stolzii (K. Krause) KativuN,W,C,SNw,Cb,N,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
subpetiolatum (Baker) KativuN,W,C,ENw,N,Lk,EDescription, Image
velutinum Kativu N,W,C,ENw,Cb,N,E,C
vestitum BakerN,WNw,N,Lk
zambiense Bjorå & Nordal N,C,SLp,N,C,S
zingiberastrum Nordal & A.D. PoulsenN,W,ENw,E

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Chlorophytum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Chlorophytum

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum
Plants of the World Online: Chlorophytum
Tropicos: Chlorophytum
Wikipedia: Chlorophytum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Chlorophytum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=337, retrieved 4 March 2024

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