Chlorophytum comosum (Thunb.) Jacq.

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Chlorophytum comosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along forest path up to top plateau, Mt Gorongosa

Chlorophytum comosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along forest path up to top plateau, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Chlorophytum brevipes Baker
Chlorophytum gazense Rendle
Chlorophytum sparsiflorum Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb. Leaves basal, narrowly lanceolate, tapering at the base into a pseudo-petiole. Inflorescence a lax unbranched spike. Flowers widely spread, small, white with spreading tepals; anthers 6, yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: comosum: with tufts formed from hairs, leaves or flowers
Habitat: In shade on the forest floor of evergreen forest, often in colonies.
Altitude range: 50 - 1800 m
Flowering time:All year round
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 March 2011
Literature:

Kativu, S., Hoell, G., Bjorå, C. S. & Nordal, I. (2008). Anthericaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1) Pages 80 - 81.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 85. also as Chlorophytum brevipes

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 40.

Other sources of information about Chlorophytum comosum:

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Flora of Malawi: Chlorophytum comosum
Flora of Zambia: Chlorophytum comosum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chlorophytum comosum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum comosum
African Plant Database: Chlorophytum comosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Chlorophytum comosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chlorophytum comosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chlorophytum comosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chlorophytum comosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chlorophytum comosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chlorophytum comosum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Chlorophytum comosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chlorophytum comosum
Ispot Southern Africa: Chlorophytum comosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Chlorophytum comosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chlorophytum comosum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chlorophytum comosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum comosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Chlorophytum comosum
Tropicos: Chlorophytum comosum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Chlorophytum comosum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113340, retrieved 12 December 2017

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