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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to Kenya.

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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 tufted plants, 15–40 cm. tall, from a short, sometimes moniliform rhizome, carrying the fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots thin and wiry, with tubers 1–2 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subdistichous, green to olive-green, linear, 20–45 cm. long, 4–9 mm. wide, sheathing below, erect but drooping in upper parts, somewhat canaliculate with a distinct midrib, margin distinctly ciliate; cataphylls ± membranous, sometimes with a characteristic white/green striping.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle slender, lax, glabrous, leafless, 5–30 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple raceme; rhachis slightly papillose, often drooping; floral bracts, small, membranous, ovate, cuspidate, 1–4 mm. long, sometimes ciliate along margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated near the base, very thin, glabrous, 5–12 mm. long at anthesis, 2–4-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals patent, white, with greenish to brownish stripes on the outside, 5–9 mm. long, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than the perianth; filaments linear, scabrous to papillate, ± 5 mm. long; anthers 2 mm., curved at anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style straight, as long as the perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule pendent, deeply 3-lobed, slightly transversely ridged, 10–15 mm. long, 6–10 mm. wide, triangular in longitudinal section, broadest at the distal end, emarginate, with remnants of the perianth at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds thin, flat, black, 3–4 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In woodland dominated by Acacia, Combretum, and/or Commiphora, in ± shade, on dark or red stony soils, sometimes on limestone; 1050–1200 m.
Distribution
K1 K4

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Chlorophytum pendulum Nordal & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 273 (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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nordal & Thulin in Nordic Journ. Bot. 13: 273, fig. 7, 11G (1993).
  • Nordal in Fl. Ethiopia 6: 100, fig. 190.6 (1997).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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