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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Zambia.
Chlorophytum orchidastrum

[FWTA]

Liliaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A stemless herb
Morphology Roots
Woolly tomentose roots
Morphology Leaves
Broad leaves about 1 ft. long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences usually branched, about 11/2 ft. long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale green or white
Ecology
In forest.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre

Chlorophytum orchidastrum Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11514], Cameroon K000380236
Mar 1, 2006 Cheek, M. [11218], Cameroon K000380237
Jul 1, 2002 Balding, S. [32], Cameroon K000027272
Jul 1, 2002 Muasya, A.M. [2035], Cameroon K000027273
Jan 1, 2002 Mann, G. [s.n.] K000432455
Jan 1, 2002 Talbot, P.A. [731], Nigeria K000435897
Jan 1, 2002 Mann, G. [2132], Cameroon K000435846 Unknown type material
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3859], Cameroon K000050309
May 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [316], Cameroon K000050315
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3325], Cameroon K000050310
May 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [685], Cameroon K000050313
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3281], Cameroon K000050544
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3892], Cameroon K000050546
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2551], Cameroon K000050543
May 1, 2001 Ryan, P. [262], Cameroon K000050311
May 1, 2001 Lane, P. [444], Cameroon K000050547
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2860], Cameroon K000050308
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3441], Cameroon K000050305
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2710], Cameroon K000050541
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2887], Cameroon K000050314
Apr 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [384], Cameroon K000011658
Apr 1, 1995 Lane, P. [41], Cameroon K000011660
Apr 1, 1995 Cable, S. [27], Cameroon K000011659
Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [165], Cameroon K000011661
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5432], Cameroon K000011662
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5857], Cameroon K000011657
Jan 1, 1995 Kwangue, A. [29], Cameroon K000540390
Etuge, M. [3970 A], Cameroon K000050553
Zenker [268], Cameroon Chlorophytum zenkeri K000256853 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Reg. 10: t. 813 (1824)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • H?, P.-H. (1993). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam 3(1): 1-603d. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 500
  • Morton, W. Afr. Lilies & Orch. fig. 14.
  • Trans. Hort. Soc. 6: 78 (1825)
  • in Bot. Reg. t. 813 (1824)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

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