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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
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(–40) cm. high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, vertically moniliform, densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots spongy and fusiform.
Morphology Leaves Cataphylls
Cataphylls and leaves sheathing; leaves rosulate, linear-lanceolate, rarely broadly lanceolate, glabrous, up to 15(–30) cm. long, 5–10(–25) mm. wide; margins often undulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle without leaves, slender, terete, 5–20(–30) cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple raceme, elongated to ± capitate; rhachis pubescent; floral bracts lanceolate, 2–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated at the apex, pubescent, 4–6 mm. long, solitary at the nodes, in robust specimens sometimes 2-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white, greenish keeled on the outside, slightly urceolate to star-shaped; tepals (4–)6–9 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. wide, 1-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens slightly shorter than the tepals; filaments filiform, 4–6 mm. long; anthers 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style declinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule triquetrous, emarginate, 3–5 mm. long, 4–5.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds disc-shaped, ± 2.5 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
Montane grassland, deciduous bushland, riverine thicket; 100–3000 m.
Distribution
T3 T5 T6 T7 T8 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Chlorophytum collinum (Poelln.) Nordal appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schlieben [3183], Tanzania K000257034 Unknown type material
Schlieben [3183], Tanzania K000257035 Unknown type material
Schlieben [3183], Tanzania K000257036 isotype
Schlieben [3183], Tanzania K000257037 isotype

First published in Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 23b: 539 (1990)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nordal in Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 23: 539 (1990).

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