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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to 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 up to 80 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome woody, horizontal, covered with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots many, up to 2 mm across at base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rosette-forming to subdistichous, up to 18 cm × 4 mm wide, erect, flat, closely ribbed, white pubescent, midrib not distinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, bracteate, woolly white-pubescent, up to 2 mm across at base; bracts leaf-like, small, narrow, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence unbranched, moderately dense; rachis terete, pubescent; outer floral bracts large, ovate, bristle-tipped, glabrous, up to 10 mm long, inner ones smaller, with 2 long awl-shaped horns, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels solitary, articulated above middle, up to 4 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals c.13 mm long, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than perianth; filaments terete, smooth, slightly longer than anthers, c.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile; style as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obovoid, shallowly deltoid, mucronate, transversely ridged, clothed in remains of perianth, 6–7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, c.1 mm across.
Distribution
Also in South Africa and Swaziland.
Ecology
In montane grassland, on rocky ground; c.2000 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Globally not threatened, but probably Lower Risk near threatened in the Flora area.

Native to:

Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Galpin, E.E. [1035], South Africa K000256977 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 64 (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: 81 (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.
  • 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