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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to Botswana.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants often clumped, 15–75 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome vertical, small, regularly constricted, c.1 cm long, densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots many, thick, shortly branched, bearing lateral tubers.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in basal rosette, 3–6 per plant, membranous, linear-lanceolate, 14–47 × 1–3.4 cm, narrowed at base, acute, partly folded, undulate, margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle angled, glabrous, up to 20 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a subspicate raceme, 8–12.5 cm long, rarely with a single appressed branch at base; floral bracts oblanceolate, subulate, ciliate on margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–4 per node, articulated above the middle, up to 7 mm in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals 3–5-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted; filaments fusiform, longer than anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile, tuberculate; ovules c.10 per locule; style as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3-angled, globose, 3–6 × 4–5 mm, transversly tuberculate when fresh.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds saucer-shaped, 1.6 mm across.
Distribution
Only known from the Flora Zambesiaca area.
Ecology
In open woodland and grassland margins, on dolerite soils and termite mounds; 500–1400 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Endemic to the Flora area, but widespread; not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum pauper Poelln. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 30, 1950 Allen, C.E.V. [58], Zambia K000256932 isotype
Milne-Redhead, E. [4055], Zambia 31207.000
Wild, H. [3137], Zimbabwe 4435.000
Wild, H. [34697], Zimbabwe 5442.000

First published in Portugaliae Acta Biol., Sér. B, Sist. 1: 369 (1947)

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.
  • 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: 369 (1947).
  • ―Kativu in Kirkia 15: 70 (1994).

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.
  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0