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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
Chlorophytum sparsiflorum

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A rather fleshy herb 11/2 ft. high
Ecology
Of wet places in forest
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or greenish
Note
Sometimes viviparous.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaïre

Chlorophytum sparsiflorum Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2003 Tadjouteu, F. [401], Cameroon K000008469
Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2876], Cameroon K000027270
Jul 1, 2002 Balding, S. [64], Cameroon K000027271
Jul 1, 2002 Pollard, B.J. [85], Cameroon K000050552
Jul 1, 2002 Pollard, B.J. [195], Cameroon K000050551
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2470], Cameroon K000050545
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2510], Cameroon K000050303
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3757], Cameroon K000050306
May 1, 2001 Sidwell, K. [359], Cameroon K000050312
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3756], Cameroon K000050307
May 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4300], Cameroon K000050550
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9047], Cameroon K000050549
Mar 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4597], Cameroon K000746729
Mar 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3549], Cameroon K000746731
Mar 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4155], Cameroon K000050554
Mar 1, 2000 Onana, J.-M. [617], Cameroon K000746733
Mar 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [4029], Cameroon K000050548
Mar 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9775], Cameroon K000746732
Mar 1, 2000 Onana, J.-M. [536], Cameroon K000050555
Mar 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3354], Cameroon K000746730
Apr 1, 1995 Cable, S. [99], Cameroon K000085630
Apr 1, 1995 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1508], Cameroon K000085629
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5413], Cameroon K000085055
Jan 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [536], Cameroon K000085058
Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [488], Cameroon K000085625
Jan 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [587], Cameroon K000085631
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5413], Cameroon K000085056
Jan 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [495], Cameroon K000085060
Jan 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [536], Cameroon K000085059
Jan 1, 1995 Tekwe, C. [297], Cameroon K000085628
Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [590], Cameroon K000085057
Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [741], Cameroon K000542315
Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [167], Cameroon K000085626
Jan 1, 1995 Baker, W.J. [347], Cameroon K000085627
Jan 1, 1995 Watts, J. [538], Cameroon K000542365
Jan 1, 1993 Watts, J. [964], Cameroon K000542317
Jan 1, 1993 Thomas, D.W. [9806], Cameroon K000542366
Jan 1, 1993 Watts, J. [902], Cameroon K000542349
Jan 1, 1993 Ndam, N. [756], Cameroon K000542356
Jan 1, 1993 Wheatley, J.I. [695], Cameroon K000542352
Bauer, P.J. [174], Cameroon 34085.000
Polhill, R. [1478], Tanzania 5574.000
Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13452], Cameroon Chlorophytum comosum var. sparsiflorum K000580296
Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2193], Cameroon Chlorophytum comosum var. sparsiflorum K000436109
Jan 1, 2002 Deistel [649], Cameroon Chlorophytum comosum var. sparsiflorum K000426821
Jan 1, 2002 Mann [388], Equatorial Guinea Chlorophytum comosum var. sparsiflorum K000435847 Unknown type material

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 325 (1876)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Chlorophytum comosum.]
  • 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. [Cited as Chlorophytum comosum var. sparsiflorum.]

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 498.
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 15: 325 (1876)

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.

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