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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania to N. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Plants small, up to 12 cm high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome very small, with fibrous remains of old leaf bases.
Morphology Roots
Roots reduced to sessile tubers.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–9 per plant, lanceolate, narrowed below, obtuse, 2–15 × 1.5 cm, long white cilia on margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles 1–5 per plant, slender, terete, shorter than the leaves, densely papillate pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence unbranched, lax; rachis angled, papillate; floral bracts small, ciliate-hairy on the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels sparsely papillate-pubescent, articulated above middle, lower ones 2–4 per node, c.6 mm long in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth white; tepals c.6 mm long, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens as long as perianth; anthers c.1.5 mm long, shorter than filiform filaments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile; style as long as stamens.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 3-angled, 3 × 4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds disk-shaped, c.2 mm across.
Distribution
Also in SW Tanzania.
Ecology
In grassland or on rock, sometimes near seasonal pans; c.1000 m.
Conservation
Conservation notes: Restricted distribution; possibly Vulnerable.

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Chlorophytum minor Kativu appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Richards, H.M. [22872], Zambia K000256937 holotype
Hancock, W. [94], Yunnan K000794602

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 502 (1993)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Meerts, P. & Bjorå, C.S. (2012). Synopsis of the genus Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) in Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi) Plant ecology and evolution 145: 373-409.
  • Meerts, P. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi) Anthericaceae: 1-119. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kirkia 15: 68 (1994).
  • in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 502 (1993);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Meerts, P. & Bjorå, C.S. (2012). Synopsis of the genus Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) in Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi) Plant ecology and evolution 145: 373-409.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2008). Flora Zambesiaca 13(1): 1-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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