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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to 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 small, grass-like, gregarious, 10–85 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, often not distinct, vertical or oblique, regularly constricted, with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots spongy, cylindrical, often reduced to elongated sessile tubers, sometimes with contractile transverse wrinkles, occasionally slender.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves fascicled, up to 10 per plant, filiform, 12–18 cm long, glandular-spotted, ciliate on margins; leaf bases dilated.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle bracteate, terete, glandular spotted, up to 75 cm long; sterile bracts lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle with up to 7 branches, c.60 long, often bearing small plantlets; floral bracts minute, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated below middle, lower ones 2 per node, upper ones solitary, c.4 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than perianth; filaments filiform, longer than anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subsessile, with c.16 ovules per locule; style as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule small, c.5 mm long, shallowly deltoid, glabrous, covered with remains of perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, 0.9 mm across.
Distribution
Also in Angola, Namibia and N South Africa.
Ecology
In seasonally wet grassland and near stream banks, often on clay soils and on shallow sandy loams overlying rock; 100–1400 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread species; not threatened.

Native to:

Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1992 Welwitsch [3796], Angola K000256918 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1989 Welwitsch [3786], Angola K000256917 Unknown type material
Greenway, P.J. [9997], Tanzania Anthericum calyptrocarpum 1259.000
Wild, H. [3984], Zimbabwe Anthericum calyptrocarpum 2344.000
Polhill, R. [1220], Tanzania Anthericum calyptrocarpum 29521.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [4556], Zambia Anthericum calyptrocarpum 30428.000
Wild, H. [27395], Zimbabwe Anthericum calyptrocarpum 4404.000
Polhill, R. [1133], Tanzania Anthericum calyptrocarpum 5564.000

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

Accepted by

  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meerts, P. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Anthericaceae: 1-119. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kirkia 15: 55 (1994).
  • in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 62 (1993);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds.) (2004). A Checklist of Zimbabwean Vascular Plants: 1-148. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network (SABONET), Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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