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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. Kenya, Yemen.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
N2, “Ahl Mts” above “Mait”, Hildebrandt 1469 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Plant up to c. 20 cm tall, from a short fibrous rhizome; roots thick, fleshy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several in a rosette, very narrowly linear, up to c. 2 mm wide, folded, glabrous, except for minutely denticulate margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple slender raceme, very lax, 5–14 cm long, prostrate to ascending, glabrous, the peduncle often much reduced and flowers/fruits then found within the leaf rosette; flowers 1–2 at each node; pedicels 6–8 mm long, articulated near the middle or in the lower half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white, 3–5 mm long, 3-nerved, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 1.5 mm long, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule about as long as wide to usually longer than wide, c. 5–8 x 5 mm, with spreading persistent tepals at the base.
Distribution
N1–3; S1; Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range c. 250–1000 m.
Note
Plants from Yemen and Oman identified as C. laxum are close to C. inconspicuum, but differ somewhat in capsule shape and leaf width. The relationship between C. inconspicuum and C. laxum (with type from Australia) needs further study.

[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
Slender plants up to 20 cm.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short; roots, thin in the proximal parts, swelling to elongated tubers distally.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rosulate, filiform or narrowly linear, 10–25 cm. long, 1–4 mm. wide, glabrous except for the sometimes scabrid margins;basal sheaths whitish to purplish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle reduced so that the lower flowers/fruits are found within the leaf-rosette.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple raceme, rarely branched below, 2–5 cm. long, prostrate; rhachis glabrous to slightly scabrid; floral bracts ovate-acuminate, up to 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated near or below the middle, glabrous, ± curved, 2–5 mm. long at anthesis, up to 1 cm. in fruit, 2-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small and inconspicuous, whitish to yellowish with green dorsal bands; tepals 3–5 mm. long, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–4 mm.; filaments ± 2.5 mm., glabrous; anthers 0.5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule deeply triquetrous, large compared to the size of the plant, 8–10 mm. long, 5–6 mm. wide when ripe, with withered perianth at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ± saucer-shaped, 2 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
Dry woodland to degraded bushland, on shallow soils overlying volcanic rocks or limestone, seasonally flooded; ± 250 m.
Distribution
K1

[FWTA]

Liliaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Small herb
Morphology Leaves
Arching grass-like leaves about 8 in. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence arching and bearing small flowers.

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Yemen

Chlorophytum inconspicuum (Baker) Nordal appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1469], Somalia K000256864 Unknown type material

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 63 (1993)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nordal & Thulin in Nordic Journ. Bot. 13: 265 (1993).
  • Nordal in Fl. Ethiopia 6: 97 (1997).
  • Nordal in Nordic Journ. Bot. 13: 63 (1993).
  • Thulin, Fl. Somalia 4: 47 (1995).

Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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