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 NImage
andongense BakerN,SDescription, Image
blepharophyllum Baker subsp. blepharophyllum N,S
brachystachyum BakerC,SDescription, Image
cameronii (Baker) Kativu var. pterocaulon (Baker) NordalN,SImage
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,S
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. matabelense (Baker) KativuSImage
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,S
paucinervatum (Poelln.) NordalS
perfoliatum Kativu N
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,S
velutinum Kativu N,C
vestitum BakerN
zingiberastrum A.D. PoulsenN,C

Other sources of information about Chlorophytum:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chlorophytum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chlorophytum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chlorophytum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chlorophytum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chlorophytum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Chlorophytum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=337, retrieved 19 July 2019

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