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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to S. Africa.
Chlorophytum cf. recurvifolium

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca Anthericaceae by S. Kativu, G. Hoell, C.S. Bjorå & I. Nordal

Morphology General Habit
Plants tufted, 25–95 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, horizontal, regularly constricted, covered with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots many, wiry, bearing tubers at tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves many, forming a rosette, 9–45 cm × 2–5 mm, often recurved, narrowly linear, folded, clasping below, acute; margins minutely papillate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, bracteate, glabrous, up to 22.5 cm long; lower bracts leaf-like, upper ones smaller.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lax ascending panicle, seldom unbranched; rachis terete, glabrous; outer floral bracts ovate, aristate, auriculate, papillate on margins, inner ones smaller, divided to notched, glabrous, with apices unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels solitary, articulated below middle, up to 5 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth reflexed, white; tepals c.13 mm long, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens declinate, two slightly shorter, in 2+4 arrangement; filaments as long as anthers, slightly dilated.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovate, shallowly deltoid, beaked at apex at maturity, transversely ridged, 8–13 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, c.1.2 mm across.
Distribution
Also in N South Africa.
Ecology
In open woodland and wooded grassland, on stony and sandy soils; 400–1400 m.
Conservation
Conservation nores: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum recurvifolium (Baker) C.Archer & Kativu appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 31: 40 (2001)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds.) (2004). A Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants: 1-148. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network (SABONET), Pretoria.
  • Meerts, P. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Anthericaceae: 1-119. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Bothalia 31: 40 (2001).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds.) (2004). A Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants: 1-148. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network (SABONET), Pretoria.
  • Meerts, P. & Bjorå, C.S. (2012). Synopsis of the genus Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) in Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi) Plant ecology and evolution 145: 373-409.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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