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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Yemen.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S3, “Torda”, Paoli 3213 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Plant up to at least 25 cm tall, from a fibrous ± horizontal moniliform rhizome with wiry roots ending in ellipsoid tubers
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± in 2 rows, linear, up to c. 8 mm wide, often ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple raceme, or with short branches below, fairly lax; peduncle leafless, ± curved below, ± densely papillose-pubescent; flowers 1–3 at each node; pedicels 3–12 mm long, articulated near the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white, c. 8–10 mm long, 3-nerved, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule erect, subglobose to obovoid, with weak transversal nerves, with remnants of the perianth at the base.
Distribution
S1, 3; S Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 350 m.

[FZ]

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

Distribution
Also in Ghana, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Ecology
In open woodland and grassland, often on seasonally wet sites, on heavy clays and stony soils; 1000–1400 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread taxon; not threatened.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum tordense Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Polhill, R. [383], Kenya 3688.000
Verdcourt, B. [467], Kenya 4438.000
Germain, R. [7499], Congo, DRC Anthericum deflexum 2345.000
Milne-Redhead [8290], Tanzania Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum 40448.000
Chevalier [9121], Central African Republic Chlorophytum affine var. curviscapum K000256843 Unknown type material
Milne-Redhead, E. [8290], Tanzania Anthericum curviscapum 23380.000
Polhill, R. [2172], Tanzania Anthericum curviscapum 29513.000
Polhill, R. [1270], Tanzania Anthericum curviscapum 5565.000

First published in Res. Sci. Somalia Ital. 1: 173 (1916)

Accepted by

  • (2020). https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.297.2.2 epublication.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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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