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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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 10–30 cm. high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, vertical, moniliform; roots medium thick with distal tubers.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves drying blackish, rosulate, glabrous, ± petiolate, lanceolate, clasping at the base, broadest at the middle, 10–40 cm. long, 2–5 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, often with a single bract below the inflorescence, glabrous, 1–3(–6) cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence unbranched, occasionally with a single appressed branch at the base, dense, up to 10 cm. long; rhachis subterete, shallowly angled, glabrous; floral bracts lanceolate, glabrous, up to 4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated at the apex, ± 2 mm. long in flower, up to 6 mm. long in fruit, 2–4-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth whitish to greenish; tepals 5–7 mm. long, 3–5-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens as long as the perianth; anthers 2.5–3 mm. long; filaments filiform, ± 7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule deeply triquetrous, 6–7 mm. long, ± 5.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds saucer-shaped, ± 1.5 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In open forest and riverine fringes, often on termite mounds; 100–1800 m.
Distribution
West Africa to Sudan, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique T6 T7 T8 U1 U3

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants 10–50 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, vertical, regularly constricted.
Morphology Roots
Roots extensive, narrow, spongy, swollen at tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading, (2)3–8 per stem, lanceolate, broadest at middle, gradually narrowed at apex, 10–50 × 1.5–8 cm, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, often with single bract below the inflorescence, glabrous, to 3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence unbranched, occasionally with a single appressed branch at base, dense, up to 12.5 cm long; rachis subterete, shallowly angled, glabrous; floral bracts lanceolate, glabrous, c.13 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated at apex, lower ones 4–6 per node, c.6 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth greenish; tepals c.7 mm long, 5–7-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens as long as perianth; anthers 2.5 mm long, shorter than filiform filaments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3-angled, deeply lobed, c.6.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds saucer-shaped, c.1.5 mm across.
Distribution
Also in Cameroon, S Sudan, Tanzania and Angola.
Ecology
In woodland and riverine fringes, often on termite mounds; 30–1300 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A herb
Morphology Leaves
A rosette of leaves close to the ground
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence short with numerous congested white flowers
Ecology
In savanna woodland.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Chlorophytum stenopetalum Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Kassner, T. [2014], Zimbabwe K000686678 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1965 Chevalier [9308], Cameroon K000256841 Unknown type material
Keay, R.W.J. [25905], Nigeria 5444.000
Barter [s.n.], Niger K000407093 Unknown type material
Welwitsch, F. [3768], Angola K001286659 isotype

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 331 (1876)

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.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • 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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aké Assi, Contrib. 2: 18 [228].
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 15: 331 (1876)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 331 (1876).
  • ―Baker in F.T.A. 7: 502 (1898).
  • ―Kativu in Kirkia 15: 78 (1994).
  • ―Nordal, Kativu & Poulsen in F.T.E.A., Anthericaceae: 54 (1997).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berhaut, J. (1988). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 9: 1-522. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 502 (1898).
  • Baker in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 331 (1876)
  • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 100 (1968).

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