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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum colubrinum (Baker) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Nutt [s.n.], Tanzania K000257032 syntype
Jan 1, 1992 Nutt, W.H. [s.n.], Zambia K000256925 syntype
Jan 1, 1992 Welwitsch [3785], Angola K000256928 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1989 Carson [26], Zambia K000256924 Unknown type material
Milne-Redhead, E. [8581], Tanzania 24404.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [3379], Zambia 38399.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [3010], Zambia 38415.000
Welwitsch [3784], Angola K000256926 Unknown type material
Welwitsch [3783], Angola K000256927 Unknown type material

First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 162 (1892)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0