Chlorophytum sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu
var. hockii (De Wild.) Nordal

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Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. hockii

Miombo woodland
between Lumangwe and Kabwelume Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. hockii

Miombo woodland
between Lumangwe and Kabwelume Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. hockii

Miombo woodland
between Lumangwe and Kabwelume Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. hockii

Miombo woodland
between Lumangwe and Kabwelume Falls
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial; 80-165 cm high, growing from a horizontal rhizome; roots wiry with tubers at tips; leaves in 2 rows, 3-10 per plant, narrowly lanceolate, 18-100 x 0.5-6 cm; peduncle with a few bract like leaves below the inflorescence, flat and winged; inflorescence usually unbranched, subglobose, dense; pedicels 1-3 per node; perianth white, tepals 9-11 mm, 5-9 veined; capsules obovoid to shallowly deltoid, 6-8 mm long; seeds irregular folded, 1-2 mm across.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Notes: Red Data status: widespread; not threatened
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Habitat: Open woodland
Altitude range: 1200 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, DRC, Malawi, Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N
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Content last updated: Thursday 18 January 2018
Literature:

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 42 - 44.

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


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 sphacelatum var. hockii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=190290, retrieved 21 November 2019

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