Chlorophytum stolzii (K. Krause) Kativu

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Chlorophytum stolzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Chlorophytum stolzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Chlorophytum stolzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Chlorophytum stolzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Chlorophytum stolzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Chlorophytum stolzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

Chlorophytum stolzii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Between Malangalanga and Area 3, Lilongwe

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Synonyms: Acrospira asphodeloides Baker
Albuca stolzii K. Krause
Anthericum foliatum Poelln.
Anthericum stolzii Engl. & K. Krause
Anthericum welwitschii Marais & Reilly
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial, 85-230 cm tall, growing from a corm-like rhizome; roots many, with elongated tubers at the tips. Leaves sub-distichous, 5-8, broadly linear, up to 80 cm long,hairless, sheathing at the base. Peduncle terete, upto 2 m tall, with sheathing bracts along the length. Inflorescence up to 70 cm long, unbranched or with 1-2 branches at the base, fairly laxly flowered. Flowers 2-5 at the lower nodes, 1-2 at upper nodes, on pedicels up to 7 mm long in fruit. Perianth white with tepals 3-veined on the keel. Stamens as long as the perianth; filaments dilated in the middle, shorter than anthers. Capsule obovoid, shallowly ridged, 9 mm long.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stolzii: after Adolf Ferdinand Stolz (1871-1917), German missionary, merchant and plant collector in Angola and Malawi, particularly of orchids.
Habitat: In open woodland, grassland, wet places and on stream banks, sometimes persistent in old cultivated fields, usually on heavy soils.
Altitude range: Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
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Content last updated: Saturday 15 September 2018
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 194 - 195. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 289.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 105.

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Flora of Malawi: Chlorophytum stolzii
Flora of Mozambique: Chlorophytum stolzii

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Chlorophytum stolzii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179760, retrieved 20 November 2019

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