990.000 Chlorophytum Ker Gawl.



Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, Roots either swollen without tuber or ± wiry with distinct tubers. Pedicels mostly articulated, usually with more than 1 at each node, less often with 1 and then supported by 2 bracts. Flowers open, star-shaped, urceolate to ± campanulate. Stamens straight or declinate. Ovary sessile, rarely stipitate. Capsule trigonous to deeply 3-lobed in cross-section. Seeds flat or sharply folded.

Worldwide: 215 species, especially in Africa and India

Malawi: 37 taxa.

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
affine Baker var. curviscapum (Poelln.) HanidN,C,SDescription, Image
affine Baker var. affine NDescription, Image
andongense BakerN,SDescription, Image
blepharophyllum Baker subsp. blepharophyllum N,SDescription
brachystachyum BakerC,SDescription, Image
cameronii (Baker) Kativu var. pterocaulon (Baker) NordalN,SDescription, Image
cameronii (Baker) Kativu var. cameronii N,C
chelindaensis Kativu & Nordal[End][VU]N
colubrinum (Baker) Engl.N,C,SDescription, Image
comosum (Thunb.) Jacq.N,C,SDescription, Image
fischeri (Baker) Baker N
floribundum BakerN,C
gallabatense Schweinf. ex BakerN,SDescription
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. matabelense (Baker) KativuSDescription, Image
geophilum Poelln. N,C
leptoneurum (C.H. Wright) Poelln.N,CDescription, Image
macrophyllum (A. Rich.) Asch.N,CDescription, Image
macrorrhizum Poelln. N
nidulans (Baker) BrenanN,C,S
nubicum (Baker) KativuN,C,S
nyasae (Rendle) Kativu N,SDescription, Image
paucinervatum (Poelln.) NordalS
perfoliatum Kativu NImage
polystachys BakerCDescription, Image
pubiflorum BakerN,CDescription, Image
pusillum Schweinf. ex BakerC,SDescription, Image
rubribracteatum (De Wild.) KativuN,C
silvaticum DammerNDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. milanjianum (Rendle) NordalN,SDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. hockii (De Wild.) Nordal NDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. sphacelatum N
stenopetalum Baker N,S
stolzii (K. Krause) KativuN,C,SDescription, Image
subpetiolatum (Baker) KativuN,C,SDescription, Image
velutinum Kativu N,C
vestitum BakerN
zingiberastrum Nordal & A.D. PoulsenN,C

Other sources of information about Chlorophytum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chlorophytum
Flora of Caprivi: Chlorophytum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chlorophytum
Flora of Mozambique: Chlorophytum
Flora of Zambia: Chlorophytum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chlorophytum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Chlorophytum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chlorophytum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chlorophytum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chlorophytum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Chlorophytum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chlorophytum
JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum
Plants of the World Online: Chlorophytum
Tropicos: Chlorophytum
Wikipedia: Chlorophytum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Chlorophytum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=337, retrieved 22 April 2024

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