Chlorophytum minor Kativu

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Chlorophytum minor

Wooded rocky escarpment ledge
downstream of Kabwelume Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum minor

Wooded rocky escarpment ledge
downstream of Kabwelume Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Small perennial; up to 12 cm high, growing from a horizontal rhizome; roots reduced to sessile tubers; leaves in rosette, 3-9 per plant, lanceolate, 2-15 x 1-1.5 cm, margins ciliate; peduncles 1-5 per plant, slender, terete, shorter than leaves; inflorescence unbranched, lax; pedicels 2-4 per node; perianth white, tepals c.6 mm long, 3 veined; capsules globose, 3-angled, 3 x 4 mm wide; seeds disk-shaped, c.2 mm across.
Type location:
Zambia, Mbala
Notes: Restricted distribution
Derivation of specific name: Minor: smaller or lesser
Habitat: In grassland or on rocks.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 81.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum minor
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chlorophytum minor
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chlorophytum minor
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chlorophytum minor
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iNaturalist: Chlorophytum minor
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chlorophytum minor
JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum minor
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum minor
Plants of the World Online: Chlorophytum minor
Tropicos: Chlorophytum minor
Wikipedia: Chlorophytum minor

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: Species information: Chlorophytum minor., retrieved 21 June 2024

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