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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to S. Africa.
Chlorophytum cf. galpinii

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants tufted or solitary, glabrous or hairy, up to 80 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome small, regularly constricted, with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots wiry, with tubers at tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in 2 rows, linear to linear-lanceolate, 5–65 × 1–1.5 cm wide, outer ones smaller, inner ones progressively larger, clasping below, tips obtuse to acute, closely ribbed, glabrous with scabrid margins or shortly setose on the ribs, especially on outer leaves and cataphylls, or only ciliate on the margins and midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle flat and ciliate or scabrid on wings, or terete, but then closely ribbed and setose on ribs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence unbranched or divaricately branched; racemes bearing spreading branches, sometimes arrested and represented by one or a few sterile bracts; sterile bracts with long awns, up to 30 mm long; floral bracts small, dark brown, apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–3 per node, up to 9 mm long in fruit, articulated below middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals 7–15 mm long, 3-veined, greenish, brownish or rarely pinkish on keel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens declinate, most often in 2+4 arrangement; filaments longer than anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile; style declinate, as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule shallowly deltoid, 2–8 mm long, transversely ridged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, 1–1.8 mm across.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 63 (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: 61 (1994).
  • in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 63 (1993);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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