Chlorophytum longifolium Schweinf. ex Baker

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Chlorophytum longifolium

Clumped habit
Open Woodland/Grassland
airport near Lilayi
Jan 2007
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum longifolium

Single habit
Open Woodland/Grassland
cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Lilayi
Jan 2016
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum longifolium

Close up of inflorescence showing outward facing bell shape of individual flowers
Open Woodland/Grassland
airport near Lilayi
Jan 2007
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Anthericum drimiopsis Baker
Anthericum longifolium A. Rich.
Anthericum lunatum Poelln.
Caesia africana sensu Baker
Chlorophytum dolomiticum Dinter
Chlorophytum drimiopsis (Baker) Poelln.
Chlorophytum papillosum Rendle
Chlorophytum pleiophyllum Poelln.
Chlorophytum poricolum Poelln.
Chlorophytum tsumebensis Dinter
Chlorophytum welwitschii Poelln.
Dasystachys falcata Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Leafy; v. tall panicle; fls. white; anthers yellow
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longifolium: with long leaves
Habitat: In woodland, often on hill slopes
Altitude range: 400 - 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 19 July 2016
Literature:

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 63 - 64.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 114.

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Flora of Botswana: Chlorophytum longifolium
Flora of Caprivi: Chlorophytum longifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Chlorophytum longifolium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chlorophytum longifolium

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Chlorophytum longifolium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113430, retrieved 19 September 2020

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