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

[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 10–70 cm. high, immediately drying black when cut or when drying, often with a creeping stem.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome usually elongated, horizontal to ascendent; roots thick, spongy expanding distally to spindle-shaped tubers 1–3 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rosulate, petiolate, petioles 10–20 cm. long, expanded and sheathing in lower parts; lamina broadly lanceolate, glabrous, never undulate, 12–50 cm. long, (3–)5–10 cm. wide, attenuate and apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, leafless (or with a few sterile bracts connected to the inflorescence), stout, 2–50 cm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 5–30 cm. long, condensed or lax, usually unbranched, sometimes with 1–2 branches in lower part; rhachis ± scabrid; lower bracts 1.5–16 cm., ordinary flower bracts 1–2.5 cm., enveloping buds and pedicels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated in the upper third and in forms with reduced peduncle and condensed inflorescence, just below the flower; whitish, particularly above the articulation, 6–8 mm. long in fruit, 3–4-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth whitish, sometimes with green tips, turning brownish immediately after anthesis, slightly urceolate; tepals patent above the constriction, 5.5–7 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter to as long as the tepals; filaments fusiform, 3–5 mm. long, widest in upper half, scabrid; anthers 1.5–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slightly declinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule triquetrous in cross-section, emarginate, (5–)7–13 mm. long, generally distinctly longer than wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds saucer-shaped, several (± 8) per locule, 1.5–2 mm. across.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Chlorophytum filipendulum Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Welwitsch [3776], Angola K000256963 Unknown type material

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1: 260 (1878)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Poulsen, A.D. & Nordal, I. (2005). A phenetic analysis and revision of Guineo-Congolean rain forest taxa of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 148: 1-20.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flore du Gabon 41: 1-75. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Poulsen, A.D. & Nordal, I. (2005). A phenetic analysis and revision of Guineo-Congolean rain forest taxa of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 148: 1-20.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flore du Gabon 41: 1-75. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 499 (1898).
  • Baker in Trans. Linn. Soc., Bot., ser. 2, 1: 260 (1878)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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