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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants short, densely tufted, sometimes matted, 8–28 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short, horizontal, regularly constricted, with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots thin, wiry, with small rounded tubers at tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in 2 rows, basal, 6–8(12) per plant, firm, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, 5–42 cm long × 2–18 mm wide, glabrous to minutely puberulous on veins, minutely scabrid to ciliate on margins, inner leaves longer, outer ones cataphyll-like and often falcate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle flat, narrowly winged, minutely scabrid on wings, often with a single sterile bract below the inflorescence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense subglobose raceme; floral bracts narrowly lanceolate, ciliate on margins, c.10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–3 per node, articulated below the middle, up to 5 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white, tepals c.11 mm long, 5–7-veined, outer ones with dark tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens declinate; filaments slightly dilated below middle, as long as anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile; style not exserted, curved declinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule shallowly deltoid, up to 6 mm long, transversely ridged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, c.1 mm across.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum pygmaeum (Weim.) Kativu appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 64 (1993)

Accepted by

  • 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: 74 (1994).
  • in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 64 (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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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