Chlorophytum silvaticum Dammer

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Chlorophytum silvaticum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near corner Lanner Ave/Teviotdale Ave, Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum bakeri Poelln.
Chlorophytum comatum Poelln.
Chlorophytum inexpectatum Poelln.
Chlorophytum papilliferum Poelln.
Dasystachys debilis Baker
Dasystachys gracilis Baker
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herbs up to 45 cm high, often forming clumps. Leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 34 cm long and up to 12 mm wide, hairless; margin slightly undulate. Peduncle slender, terete, hairless. Inflorescence dense, 3-15 cm long, spike-like; floral bracts lanceolate, up to 10 mm long. Pedicels solitary, articulated at the apex. Perianth slightly bell-shaped, white; tepals 6 mm long, 1-veined. Anthers small, c. 1 mm long, much shorter than filaments. Capsule subglobose, c. 3 × 5 mm, 3-angled, deeply lobed.
Type location:
Tanzania
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Habitat: On loamy soils in grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range: 400 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk,S
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Literature:

Kativu, S. (1994). Synopsis of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 15(1) Pages 75 - 76.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 65 - 66.

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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Flora of Malawi: Chlorophytum silvaticum
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Chlorophytum silvaticum

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


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 silvaticum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113540, retrieved 23 February 2020

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