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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.
Chlorophytum krookianum

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants often robust, up to 180 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome thick, vertical or oblique, regularly constricted.
Morphology Roots
Roots extensive, fusiform.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in basal rosette, basal, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, up to 85 × 4 cm, narrowed at base, gradually tapering in upper half, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle woody, terete, bracteate, glabrous, up to 125 cm long, 12 mm across at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a loose panicle with up to 9 racemes; rachis terete, glabrous; floral bracts small, glabrous, outer ones acuminate, to 4.5 mm long, inner ones shorter, clasping, to 2.4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2–7 per node, articulated at middle, up to 18 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals c.15 mm long; 5-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile; style declinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers c.5.5 mm long, longer than filaments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid, 3-angled, deeply lobed, smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Distribution
Also in South Africa (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the former Transvaal) and Swaziland.
Ecology
In moist places, among rocks; c.700 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Restricted distribution in the Flora area; probably Vulnerable.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Chlorophytum krookianum Zahlbr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4247], South Africa K000365062 Unknown type material
Pole-Evans, I.B. [4247], South Africa K000365063 Unknown type material

First published in Ann. K. K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 15: 19 (1900 publ. 1901)

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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Ann. K. K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 15: 19 (1900).
  • ―Kativu in Kirkia 15: 64 (1994).
  • ―Obermeyer in Bothalia 7: 696 (1962).

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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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