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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Liliaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Herb about 1 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale brown
Ecology
Amongst stones in moist savanna.

[FTEA]

Anthericaceae, Nordal (University of Oslo), Shakkie Kativu (University of Zimbabwe) & Axel D. Poulsen (University of Copenhagen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1997

Morphology General Habit
Plants growing single or clumped, variable, 10–40 cm. high, drying blackish.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome small, with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots ± spongy, with elongate tubers near the tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sometimes slightly hysteranthous, rosulate, olive-green above, paler beneath, lanceolate, moderately firm, clasping the peduncle; lamina glabrous, 10–30 cm. long, ± canaliculate, 1.5–4(–7) cm. wide, margins hyaline and ciliate; cataphylls orange to purplish or with coloured veins, with ciliate and often crisped margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle leafless, terete, glabrous, 5–40 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually unbranched, occasionally with a few short branches at the base, 8–15 cm. long; rhachis papillate to pubescent; floral bracts linear to lanceolate, lower ones up to 25 mm. long, often shortly ciliate and hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated near to distinctly above the middle, 3–10 mm. long, 2–4-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth whitish tinged greenish cream to brownish, slightly urceolate near the base; tepals ± reflexed, 6–8 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, 3–5-veined, scabrid on margins and veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than the perianth; filaments fusiform, scabrid to papillose, 3–5 mm. long, longer than the 1.5–2 mm. long, orange-yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style straight, as long as the stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid, emarginate, triquetrous, 6–10 mm. long, usually longer than broad, with persistent perianth-remnants at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds disc-shaped, 2.5–4 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In open deciduous woodland and grassland, on rocky outcrops, often light sandy and stony soils, sometimes grazed and eroded; 50–2450 m.
Distribution
widespread in the Sudano-Zambesian region from Senegal east to W. Ethiopia and south to Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe K3 K5 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants variable, single or clumped, 7–52 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome small, with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots many, ± spongy, often swollen near tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–7, linear-lanceolate to circular, sheathing below, prostrate or erect, 4–66 × 1.4–6.5 cm, laxly veined, glabrous, margins ciliate; cataphylls reddish to brownish, with ciliate margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, smooth, shorter than leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect or pendulous, often unbranched, occasionally with 1–2(5) branches at base; floral bracts linear to lanceolate, lower ones up to 28 mm long, shortly ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated above middle, 2–5 mm long, lower ones 2–4 per node.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth urceolate, brownish to brownish-green; tepals 8–9 × 1.5–3 mm, 3–5(7)-veined, scabrid on margins and veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than perianth; anthers small, much shorter than filaments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile; style as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid, 3-angled, 6–11 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds disk-shaped, c.4.5 mm across.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum blepharophyllum Schweinf. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Stolz. [1789], Tanzania K000256901 isotype
Jan 1, 1997 Stolz. [1789], Tanzania K000256902 isotype
Jan 1, 1997 Stolz. [1789], Tanzania K000256903 isotype
Jan 1, 1975 Sihvoner [346], Burkina Faso K000391974
Keay, R.W. [22976], Nigeria 16710.000
Drummond, R.B. [1464], Tanzania 2384.000
Wild, H. [3873], Zimbabwe 2385.000
Wild, H. [44544], Zimbabwe 2386.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [7865], Tanzania 24521.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [3641], Zambia 29106.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [2891], Zambia 31256.000
Polhill, R., Kenya 3690.000 413
Wild, H. [44564], Zimbabwe 4428.000
Mildbraed [9349], Cameroon K000256840
Schweinfurth, G. [9], Sudan K000256874 Unknown type material
Schweinfurth [1521], Sudan K000256875 Unknown type material
Stuhlmann [6031], Tanzania K000256900 isotype

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 327 (1876)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Andrews, F.W. (1956). The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 1-579. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • 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.
  • Meerts, P. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Anthericaceae: 1-119. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut, Fl. Sén. 186.
  • F.T.A. 7: 501
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 15: 327 (1876)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 327 (1876).
  • ―Baker in F.T.A. 7: 501 (1898).
  • ―Kativu in Kirkia 15: 53 (1994).
  • ―Nordal, Kativu & Poulsen in F.T.E.A., Anthericaceae: 51 (1997).
  • ―Rendle in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 40: 217 (1910).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 317, t. 144 (1994).
  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 501 (1898).
  • Baker in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 327 (1876).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg.) p. 1533 (1971).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda, ed. 2: 206 (1971).
  • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 140 (1895).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 267 (1956).
  • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 100 (1968).
  • Nordal & Thulin in Nordic Journ. Bot 13: 262 (1993).
  • Nordal in Fl. Ethiopia 6: 105 (1997).
  • Oberm. in Bothalia 7: 711 (1962).
  • Polhill in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24: 12 (1962).
  • Rendle in J.L.S 40: 217 (1911).

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