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
Description:
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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Literature:

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Page 81.

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External websites:

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


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 minor.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190250, retrieved 17 November 2019

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