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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. Kenya.

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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
Very robust plants 60–200 cm., from a thick moniliform rhizome, carrying the fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots spongy, extensive, without tubers.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several, basal, distichous (might appear more rosulate in older stages), linear to narrowly lanceolate, 45–100 cm. long, 1.5–3 cm. wide, acute, sheathing below, margin often shortly ciliate, with a ± distinct midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, glabrous, up to 1 m. long and with a diameter of ± 1 cm. at the base, with clasping bract-like leaves, 4–15 cm. long, along its entire length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually a simple raceme, up to 65 cm. long, sometimes with a few basal branches (when grown in a green house, the branching may become more extensive); rhachis glabrous; floral bracts, ovate, cuspidate, 10–30 mm. long, sometimes ciliate along margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated near or below the middle, green below and whitish above the articulation, glabrous, 4–9 mm. long, 2–4-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals spreading, subequal, 3-veined, white with greenish stripe on the outside, 12–17 mm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, the outer slightly narrower than the inner.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subequal, as long as the perianth; filaments fusiform, glabrous, 8–10 mm. long; anthers 5–8 mm., slightly curved apically atanthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style declinate, exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule deeply 3-lobed in cross-section, smooth, 9–14 mm. long, 7–9 mm. wide, with the perianth persistent at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds thin, flat, black, 2.5–4 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In grassy slopes or thicket, on ± loamy, dark brown to reddish soils; 1200–3000 m.
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya

Chlorophytum ducis-aprutii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 36: 370 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chiov. in Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s. 36: 370 (1929).
  • Nordal & Thulin in Nordic Journ. Bot. 13: 262, fig. 2, 3A, 11C (1993).
  • Nordal in Fl. Ethiopia 6: 95, fig. 190.3 (1997).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0