Chlorophytum affine Baker
var. affine

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Chlorophytum affine var. affine

Miombo woodland in clay loam soil
Mungwi area, Kasama Distr.
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum affine var. affine

Miombo woodland in clay loam soil
Mungwi area, Kasama Distr.
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum affine var. affine

Miombo woodland in clay loam soil
Mungwi area, Kasama Distr.
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum affine var. affine

Miombo woodland in clay loam soil
Mungwi area, Kasama Distr.
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Anthericum pubirhachis Baker
Anthericum taylorianum Rendle
Anthericum turuense Poelln.
Chlorophytum conspicuum Poelln.
Chlorophytum pubescens Peter ex Poelln.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Herb growing from a horizontal, regularly constricted rhizome; roots wiry bearing white tubers at tips; leaves in 2 rows, 4-9 per plant, linear to linear-lanceolate, 10-48 cm x 11-22 mm, margins shortly ciliate, leaf bases and cataphylls blotched with greenish-brown to reddish brown spots; peduncle long, straight, seldom curved upward above the base; inflorescence a long raceme; floral bracts lanceolate, aristate, ciliate on margins; pedicles articulated below middle, 1-3 per node, 5-10 mm long in fruit; perianth white, c. 7 mm long; tepals obovoid, 3-veined on keel; stamens shorter than perianth; anthers linear, as long as or longer than filaments; style slightly exserted; capsule globose, trigonous, deeply lobed, smooth, c. 4 x 5 mm; seeds saucer-shaped, c. 2.2 mm across.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes: Red Data list status: Widespread; not threatened
Derivation of specific name: affine: allied to, akin to.
Habitat: Open woodland and wooded grassland in sandy soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal east to Kenya south to Malawi and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Friday 5 April 2019
Literature:

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

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 60 - 61.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum affine
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chlorophytum affine
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum affine
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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 affine var. affine.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190140, retrieved 20 November 2019

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