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

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants in small tufts, grass-like, up to 20 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome regularly constricted, densely covered with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots wiry, with rounded tubers at tips.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in 2 rows, 5–6 to a plant, up to 20 cm long × 2–3 mm wide, broad at base, linear, acute, closely veined, densely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle terete, narrowly ribbed, pubescent, up to 18 cm long, c.1 mm wide at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence unbranched, or with a single short basal branch, lax; floral bracts lanceolate, aristate, lower ones up to 32 mm long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–2 per node, articulated below middle, up to 6 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals c.9 mm long, 5-veined, minutely scabrid, outer ones c.3 mm wide, with dark tips, inner ones broader, c.5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens as long as tepals; filaments dilated below the middle, as long as anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile, with c.15 ovules per locule; style slightly exserted, declinate, 9.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule shallowly deltoid, transversely ridged, partly clothed in remains of perianth, 4 × 3–4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds irregularly folded, c.1.9 mm across.
Distribution
Only in Zimbabwe.
Ecology
In open areas, on shallow granite soils overlying rock; c.1200 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Apparently endemic to NE Zimbabwe; possibly Vulnerable.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Chlorophytum graniticola Kativu appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 501 (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: 64 (1994).
  • in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 501 (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