Chlorophytum africanum (Baker) Baker
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Chlorophytum africanum (Baker) Baker. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000763206. Accessed on: 10 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Rhizome horizontal, moniliform, bearing fibrous remains of old leaf-bases; roots extensive, spongy, without tubers.

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    Leaves rosulate, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, firmly membranous, glabrous, 20–50 cm. long, 1.5–3(–5) cm. wide; cataphylls and leaves with red-cilate margins and sometimes also veins.

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    Peduncle terete, shorter than the leaves, glabrous to pubescent.

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    Inflorescence a moderately dense, subspicate raceme, unbranched or with a single basal branch, 7–20 cm. long; rhachis subterete, angled, scabrid to shortly pubescent; floral bracts lanceolate, softly awned, red-ciliate on the margins, lower ones up to 15 mm. long.

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    Seeds saucer-shaped, 3 mm. in diameter.

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    Style exserted, declinate.

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    Capsule triquetrous, deeply lobed, emarginate, 2–4 mm. long, 3–5.5 mm. wide.

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    Plants often clumped, 25–50 cm. high.

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    Stamens exserted; filaments fusiform, dilated in upper part, 4–6.5 mm. long; anthers versatile, 1.5–3 mm. long, twisted after anthesis.

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    Perianth white, ± bell-shaped and slightly constricted above the ovary; tepals connate, 5–7 mm. long, narrow, 1-veined, cucullate, papillate on the inside just above the ovary.

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    Pedicels articulated at the apex, up to 3 mm. long in fruit, solitary at the nodes.

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    Asparagaceae
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