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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to NE. Tanzania.

[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
Slender grass-like plants up to 25 cm.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short; roots rather thin with tubers along the main axes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves drying yellowish brown, rosulate, linear, without a distinct petiole, 12–25 cm. long, up to 0.5 cm. wide, apex acute, glabrous except for cilia along the margin, particularly in the apical parts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle slender, ± 5 cm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lax raceme, 3–10 cm. long, simple or slightly branched at the base, with glabrous rhachis; floral bracts obovoid, 3–10 mm. long, acute, toothed apically.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated in lower half, 7–8 mm. long in fruit, glabrous, 1–2-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals 4–5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments fusiform and papillate, 3–3.5 mm. long; anthers ± 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule trigonous, 6–9 mm. long, 7–9 mm. wide, widest near the apex, attenuate and slightly stipitate, at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few per locule, saucer-shaped, up to 3 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
Dry lowland forest and tall shrub thickets, on red sandy soils; 70–150 m.
Distribution
K7 T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Chlorophytum tenerrimum Peter ex Poelln. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Portugaliae Acta Biol., Sér. B, Sist. 1: 340 (1947)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Poelln. in Portug. Acta Biol., sér. B, 1: 340 (1946).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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