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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. 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 5–8(–12) cm. high, growing in clumps.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome horizontal, long and narrow, stoloniferous, with subterranean runners producing new plants; roots reduced to sessile elongated tubers.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rosulate, ± prostrate, linear to oblanceolate, membranous, pubescent on the adaxial surface, glabrous on the abaxial surface, 3–10 cm. long, 0.5–1.5(–2) cm. wide; margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, closely ribbed, pubescent, 1.3–2.2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence dense, unbranched; floral bracts lanceolate, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated at the apex, up to 3 mm. long, solitary at the nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth slightly campanulate; tepals connate, white, 1-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted; filaments filiform, longer than the anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile to subsessile; style as long as the stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, 2.5 mm. long, 3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds saucer-shaped, ± 1.5 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In open Brachystegia woodland and grassland, on bare patches, often on sandy soils; 800–2600 m.
Distribution
T4 T5 T8

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants 5–15 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome horizontal, long, narrow with nodes.
Morphology Roots
Roots reduced to sessile elongated tubers, three or more to each rhizome node.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in basal rosette, (1)2–3 per plant, close to ground or rarely erect, linear to oblanceolate, 3–20 cm × 2–15(30) mm, pubescent on adaxial surface, glabrous on abaxial surface, rarely sparsely hairy, margins ± undulate, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, closely ribbed, pubescent, 1.5–3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence dense, unbranched; floral bracts lanceolate, ciliate on margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels solitary, articulated at apex, c.3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth united at base, slightly bell-shaped, white; tepals 1-veined, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted; filaments longer than anthers, filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile to subsessile, with c.7 ovules per locule; style as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, 3-angled, c.2.5 × 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds saucer-shaped, c.1.4 mm across.
Distribution
Also in Tanzania, Congo and Angola.
Ecology
In open woodland, on bare patches, often on sandy soils; 450–1300 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum leptoneurum (C.H.Wright) Poelln. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, H.M. [19647], Tanzania 28753.000
Mildbraed [9662], Cameroon K000256845 Unknown type material
McClounie [89], Malawi K000256922 holotype

First published in Portugaliae Acta Biol., Sér. B, Sist. 1: 358 (1947)

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

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Portug. Acta Biol., sér.B 1: 358 (1947).
  • ―Kativu in Kirkia 15: 65 (1994).
  • ―Nordal, Kativu & Poulsen in F.T.E.A., Anthericaceae: 22 (1997).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Poelln. in Portug. Acta Biol., sér. B, 1: 358 (1946).

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