Chlorophytum nyasae (Rendle) Kativu

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Chlorophytum nyasae

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 3 and Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park

Chlorophytum nyasae

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 3 and Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park

Chlorophytum nyasae

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 3 and Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park

Chlorophytum nyasae

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 3 and Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park

Chlorophytum nyasae

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 3 and Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park

Chlorophytum nyasae

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road between Dam 3 and Chozi View Point, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Anthericum nyasae Rendle
Chlorophytum glabriflorum C.H.Wright
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 1.4 m high, growing from a short vertical rhizome; roots in a dense mass, spongy, without tubers. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, up to 70 cm long, clasping at the base, hairless; margins and midrib prominent; margin not wavy. Peduncle terete, up to 80 cm long, hairless, with bract-like leaves all along. Inflorescence a lax, few-branched panicle. Pedicels up to 12 mm long in fruit, 1-few per node. Flowers white to yellowish-white; tepals -11 mm long; Capsule obovoid, 3-sided, c. 8 mm long.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: of Nyasaland, colonial name for Malawi.
Habitat: In montane grassland, often near watercourses or on stony ground.
Altitude range: 800 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 194 - 195. as Chlorophytum glabriflorum (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 287.

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 72 - 73.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 41.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum nyasae
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JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum nyasae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum nyasae
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chlorophytum nyasae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum nyasae
Plants of the World Online: Chlorophytum nyasae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Chlorophytum nyasae
Tropicos: Chlorophytum nyasae
Wikipedia: Chlorophytum nyasae


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 nyasae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190260, retrieved 21 August 2019

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