Chlorophytum tuberosum (Roxb.) Baker

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 15: 332 (1876)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Nigeria to Eritrea and Tanzania, Indian Subcontinent to Myanmar. It is a tuberous perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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  • Andrews, F.W. (1956). The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 1-579. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • 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.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (2000). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 14: 1-307. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Kotiya, A., Solanki, Y. & Reddy, G.V. (2020). Flora of Rajasthan: 1-769. Rajasthan state biodiversity board.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
  • 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.
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Kew Species Profiles

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  • Nayar, M.P. & Sastry, A.R.K. (1988). Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Vol. 2. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
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  • Polhill, R.M. (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa: Anthericaceae. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (2010). The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (Accessed 12 April 2011).

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 508.
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 15: 332 (1876)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2023). https://doi.org/10.11110/kjpt.2023.53.2.170. epublication.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (2000). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 14: 1-307. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Kotiya, A., Solanki, Y. & Reddy, G.V. (2020). Flora of Rajasthan: 1-769. Rajasthan state biodiversity board.
  • 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 Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 318 (1994).
  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 508 (1898).
  • Baker in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 15: 332 (1876).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg.) p. 1537 (1971).
  • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 140 (1895).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 268 (1956).
  • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 102 (1968).
  • Nordal & Thulin in Nordic Journ. Bot. 13: 277 (1993).
  • Nordal in Fl. Ethiopia 6: 97 (1997).
  • Polhill in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24: 15, fig. 15 (1962).
  • Thulin in Fl. Somalia 4: 47 (1995).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [16433] Kenya K000390713 No
Jan 1, 1997 Rawlins, S.P. [603] Kenya K000390707 No
Jan 1, 1997 Beesley, J.S.S. [232] Tanzania K000390714 No
Jan 1, 1997 Rauh, W. [12471] Kenya K000390709 No
Jan 1, 1997 Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [7149] Kenya K000390706 No
Jan 1, 1997 Martin, W.H. [94] Kenya K000390692 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Burtt, B.D. [1728] Tanzania K000390729 No
Jan 1, 1997 Beesley, J.S.S. [97] Tanzania K000390715 No
Jan 1, 1997 Mabui, J.M. [57] Uganda K000390681 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Dyson, W.G. [504] Tanzania K000390723 No
Jan 1, 1997 Richards, M.; Arasululu, S. [29172] Tanzania K000390719 No
Jan 1, 1997 Bally [3143] Kenya K000390684 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [16957] Kenya K000390699 No
Jan 1, 1997 Bally; Smith, A.R. [14462] Kenya K000390686 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Brenan, J.P.M.; Gillett, J.B.; Kanuri [14864] Kenya K000390689 No
Jan 1, 1997 Purseglove, J.W. [1356] Uganda K000390683 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Jeffery, G.W. [575] Kenya K000390708 No
Jan 1, 1997 Langridge, C. [1306] Kenya K000390701 No
Jan 1, 1997 Adamson, J. [28] Kenya K000390702 No
Jan 1, 1997 Richards, H.M. [24746] Tanzania K000390721 No
Jan 1, 1997 Burtt, B.D. [3524] Tanzania K000390728 No
Jan 1, 1997 Rayner, R.W. [423] Kenya K000390695 No
Jan 1, 1997 Mainwaring [28] Kenya K000390693 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Bogdan, A. [2981] Kenya K000390697 No
Jan 1, 1997 Koristschomer, H. [2290] Tanzania K000390718 No
Jan 1, 1997 Luke, W.R.Q.; Luke, P.A. [3924] Kenya K000390705 No
Jan 1, 1997 Polhill, E. [375] Kenya K000390691 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Greenway, P.J.; Kanuri [12718] Kenya K000390711 No
Jan 1, 1997 Bally [12140] Tanzania K000390716 No
Jan 1, 1997 Greenway, P.J.; Kanuri [12718] Kenya K000390712 No
Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [12751] Kenya K000390685 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Polhill [370] Kenya K000390698 No
Jan 1, 1997 Mathew, B. [6200] Kenya K000390694 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Greenway, P.J.; Kanuri [14961] Tanzania K000390730 No
Jan 1, 1997 Chuwa, S. [3059] Tanzania K000390720 No
Jan 1, 1997 Archbold, N.E. [1221] Tanzania K000390731 No
Jan 1, 1997 Bally, P.R.O. [8152] Kenya K000390710 No
Jan 1, 1997 Rayner, R.W. [423] Kenya K000390696 No
Jan 1, 1997 Braun, K. [5129] Tanzania K000390724 No
Jan 1, 1997 Richards, M. [20130] Tanzania K000390717 No
Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [21225] Kenya K000390687 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Polhill [387] Kenya K000390700 No
Jan 1, 1997 Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [2269] Tanzania K000390726 No
Jan 1, 1997 Richards, M. [27981] Tanzania K000390722 No
Jan 1, 1997 Harris, L.D. [160] Tanzania K000390727 No
Jan 1, 1997 Bally; Smith, A.R. [14479] Kenya K000390688 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Brenan, J.P.M.; Gillett, J.B.; Kanuri [14864] Kenya K000390690 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [2269] Tanzania K000390725 No
Jan 1, 1997 Scott-Elliot, G.F. [6241] Kenya K000390703 No
Jan 1, 1992 Wellby, U.S. [s.n.] Ethiopia K000390669 Yes
Oct 23, 1989 Mathew, K.M. [52083] India K000390774 Yes
Jan 1, 1972 Wilde, W.J.J.O., de [7344] Ethiopia K000390671 Yes
Jan 1, 1966 Chevalier [8830] Central African Republic K000256842 Type Yes
Feb 15, 1928 G.J. [105] India K000390771 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Gamble, J.S. [15112] India K000390746 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Gamble, J.S. [21367] India K000390780 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 G.J. [s.n.] India K000390772 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Gamble, J.S. [20877] India K000390770 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Gamble, J.S. [17724] India K000390777 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 s.coll. [s.n.] India K000390779 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Gamble, J.S. [15237] India K000390767 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Lushington, A.W. [s.n.] India K000390778 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Lushington, A.W. [s.n.] India K000390769 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 Fischer, C.E.C. [3108] India K000390763 Yes
Feb 15, 1928 s.coll. [s.n.] India K000390764 Yes
Feb 15, 1924 s.coll. [s.n.] India K000390748 Yes
Stocks [2036] India K000390758 Yes
Venugopal, N.; Manoharan, C. [17704] India K000390773 Yes
Woodrow, G.M. [101] India K000390755 No
Grimshaw, J.M. [94323] Tanzania K000390732 No
Corke, K. [2] Sudan K000390660 No
Thulin, M.; Hunde, A. [4037] Ethiopia K000390672 Yes
Dalzell [s.n.] India K000390754 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [2000] Sudan K000390666 No
Quezel, P.Q.; Bourreil, P.B. [s.n.] Sudan K000390650 No
s.coll. [555] India K000390756 No
Kuchar, P. [16971] Somalia K000390676 Yes
Dalzell [s.n.] India K000390753 Yes
Rayner, R. W. [423] Kenya K:SPC-02397.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] India K000390775 Yes
Ruport-Arter, P. [507] Nepal K000390739 Yes
Duthie, J.F. [28] India K000390734 Yes
O'Brien, E.M. [73] Somalia K000390675 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [3613] Sudan K000390662 Yes
Cramer, L.H. [240] Sri Lanka K000390785 Yes
Dassanayaka [240] Sri Lanka K000390783 Yes
Thulin, M.; Warfa, A.M. [4461] Somalia K000390679 Yes
Dalziel, J.M. [234] Nigeria K000390639 Yes
Stocks [s.n.] India K000390759 Yes
Lea, J.D. [210] Sudan K000390657 No
Bally, P.R. [8152] Kenya K:SPC-05445.000 No
Faizi [s.n.] Sudan K000390653 No
Fishwick, R.W. [42093] Nigeria K000390642 Yes
Barnes, E. [1247] India K000390761 Yes
Friis, I.; Alstrup, V.; Michelsen, A. [4633] Somalia K000390677 Yes
Schimper, M.W. [161] Ethiopia K000390674 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [2026] Sudan K000390664 No
Aglen [49] Sudan K000390658 No
Parkinson, C.E. [1584] Burma K000390781 Yes
Grimshaw, J.M. [94317] Tanzania K000390733 No
Wickens, G.E. [2000] Sudan K000390665 No
Harsukh [22818] India K000390740 Yes
Harsukh [22818] India K000390745 Yes
Dalziel, J.M. [235] Nigeria K000390637 Yes
Barnes, E. [627] India K:SPC-16711.000 No
Dassanayaka [240] Sri Lanka K000390784 Yes
Haines, H.H. [4376] India K000390750 Yes
Andrews, E.W. [793] Sudan K000390647 No
Dalzell [s.n.] India K000390752 Type Yes
Greenway, P.J.; Kanuri [12718] Kenya K:SPC-30759.000 No
Jacques-Félix, H. [3743] Cameroon K000391037 No
Parkinson, C.E. [1584] Burma K000390782 Yes
Barnes, E. [1249] India K000390765 Yes
Mohamed, A. [s.n.] Sudan K000390652 No
Myers, J.G. [8961] Sudan K000390645 No
Bytebier, B. [1204] Kenya K000390704 No
Polhill, R. [370] Kenya K:SPC-01267.000 No
Schimper [1261] Ethiopia K000256865 Type Yes
Chandler [544] Uganda K000390680 No
Lano [s.n.] India K000390776 Yes
Barnes, E. [1248] India K000390762 Yes
Haines, H.H. [4376] India K000390751 Yes
Duthie, J.F. [s.n.] India K000390741 Yes
Brown [544] Sudan K000390651 No
Summerhayes, G.V. [63] Nigeria K000390638 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] India K000390749 Yes
Mohammed, M.S. [3894] Sudan K000390661 No
Ball [6162] India K000390760 Yes
Mooney, H.F. [2680] India K000390736 Yes
Thornewill, A.S. [160] Nigeria K000390640 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [1771] Sudan K000390668 Yes
Gamble, J.S. [1310] India K000390743 Yes
Friis, I.; Woldu, Z.; Vollesen, K. [2553] Ethiopia K000390673 Yes
Harsukh [22818] India K000390744 Yes
Noble, H.L. [55] Nigeria K000390641 Yes
Wickens, G.E. [3601] Sudan K000390649 No
Jackson, J.K. [1915] Sudan K000390659 No
Haines, H.H. [5849] India K000390738 Yes
s.coll. [15] Sudan K000390643 No
Mooney, H.F. [810] India K000390737 Yes
Duthie, J.F.; Harsukh [s.n.] India K000390742 Yes
Stocks [s.n.] India K000390768 Yes
Simpson, N.D. [7003] Sudan K000390656 No
s.coll. [s.n.] India K000390757 Yes
Barnes, E. [627] India K000390747 Yes
Brown, A.F. [s.n.] Sudan K000390646 No
Wickens, G.E. [3610] Sudan K000390663 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [7149] Kenya K:SPC-31138.000 No
Simpson, N.D. [7003] Sudan K000390655 No
Ash, J. [3500] Ethiopia K000390670 Yes
Schweinfurth, G. [6] Sudan K000390654 No
Drummond, R. B.; Hemsley, J.H. [2269] Tanzania K:SPC-04439.000 No
Bell [6104] India K000390766 Yes
Johnston, H.B. [11] Sudan K000390644 No
A [392] Sudan K000390648 No
Wickens, G.E. [1826] Sudan K000390667 No

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