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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants tufted, occasionally solitary, 9–45 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, horizontal, regularly constricted, densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots wiry, with tubers at tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal, many, linear, folded or flat, sometimes recurved, 4–30 cm × 1–3 mm wide, coriaceous, closely veined, shortly pubescent on veins, bases vaginate, ciliate on margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, closely ribbed, glabrous or shortly pubescent on ribs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence unbranched, lax, exserted above leaves; floral bracts small, sheathing, subulate, lower ones up to 10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–3 per node, articulated below middle, up to 10 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white, tepals 10–14 mm long, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than tepals; filaments filiform, papillate-rough on upper half, longer than anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slightly declinate, as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid, shallowly deltoid, c.9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, c.1.2 mm across.
Distribution
Also in Namibia, Lesotho and South Africa.
Ecology
In grassland; 20–1400 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Widespread with an apprarently disjunct distribution; not threatened.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bowker [4], South Africa K000256972 Unknown type material

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: 59 (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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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