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

Caprivi: 15 cultivated taxa.

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

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africanum (Baker) Engl.
angustissimum (Poelln.) Nordal
burundiense Meerts
cameronii (Baker) Kativu[Agg]
colubrinum (Baker) Engl.Description, Image
filipendulum Baker
gallabatense Schweinf. ex BakerDescription
hirsutum A.D.Poulsen & Nordal
lancifolium Welw. ex Baker
lancifolium Welw. ex Baker subsp. cordatum (Engl.) A.D.Poulsen & Nordal
macrophyllum (A. Rich.) Asch.Description, Image
rubribracteatum (De Wild.) Kativu
stolzii (K. Krause) KativuDescription, Image
subpetiolatum (Baker) KativuDescription, Image
zingiberastrum Nordal & A.D. Poulsen

Other sources of information about Chlorophytum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chlorophytum
Flora of Caprivi: Chlorophytum
Flora of Malawi: 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, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Chlorophytum.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=337, retrieved 2 December 2023

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