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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to N. Namibia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants solitary or tufted, 18–34 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, horizontal, regularly constricted, with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots dense, wiry, with tubers at tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in 2 rows, basal, 4–7, narrowly linear, half-folded, 12–16 cm × 1.5–2 mm wide, closely veined, glabrous, bases slightly dilated, clasping, margins scabrid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle narrow, slightly flattened, closely ribbed, glabrous, to 34 cm long, narrowly winged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence congested, to 4 cm long, often with less than 10 flowers; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, softly awned, up to 12 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels clustered, articulated below middle, to 5 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white, tepals 7–8 mm long, 5-veined, outer ones with purple to dark brownish tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than tepals; filaments fusiform, shorter than anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile, with c.15 ovules per locule; style declinate, not exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule shallowly deltoid, partly enclosed in perianth remains, c.4.5 × 4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, c.1.8 mm across.
Distribution
Also in N Namibia and South Africa.
Ecology
In open woodland and grassland margins, on lateritic soils or on shallow soils overlying rock; 1000–1400 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum anceps (Baker) Kativu appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Baines, T. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000256907 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 62 (1993)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds.) (2004). A Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants: 1-148. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network (SABONET), Pretoria.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kirkia 15: 51 (1994).
  • in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 62 (1993);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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