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

[FTEA]

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
Plants small, grass-like, clumped, 15–25 cm. high.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome slender, moniliform; roots thin, wiry, with distal tubers 1–2 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± distichous, filiform with expanded bases, often with ciliate margin, up to 35 cm. long, 1–2(–3) mm. wide; cataphylls membranous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle short, often arcuate below and ± prostrate, without leaves, glabrous, or slightly hairy in lower parts, 1–2(–4) cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a branched panicle, 6–20 cm. long, sometimes prostrate; floral bracts minute, glabrous, up to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated at or slightly below the middle, 4–7 mm. long, 2–3-nate at the lower nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth open, whitish to yellowish, with green or brownish dorsal stripe or tip; tepals 5–8 mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens slightly shorter than the perianth; filaments filiform, ± 4 mm. long and longer than the ± 2.5 mm. long anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style straight.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2–4 mm. long, somewhat broader than long, covered in remains of the perianth, subglobose, slightly ridged, emarginate, rounded-deltate in cross-section.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds saucer-shaped, ± 1 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In shallow pockets of soils on rocky outcrops, sometimes in seasonally wet grassland with shallow soils (dambos); 850–1900 m.
Distribution
K7 T1 T2 T3 T5 T6 T7 T8 U1 U3 Burundi, scattered through central Africa to Nigeria

[FWTA]

Liliaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A slender perennial herb
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Short fat root tubers
Morphology Leaves
Very narrow leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence angled near the base 6-8 in. long, about the same length as the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white
Ecology
In rocky savanna.

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Chlorophytum angustissimum (Poelln.) Nordal appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [6072], Tanzania K000468353
Keay, R.W.J. [37081], Nigeria Chlorophytum nigericum K000256837 holotype

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Anthericac.: 42 (1998)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

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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/
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