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

Mozambique: 33 taxa.

Chlorophytum comosum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
andongense BakerN,MSDescription, Image
blepharophyllum Baker subsp. blepharophyllum N,Z,T,MSDescription
bowkeri BakerMSDescription, Image
brachystachyum BakerT,MSDescription, Image
calyptrocarpum (Baker) KativuGIDescription, Image
cameronii (Baker) Kativu var. pterocaulon (Baker) NordalN,Z,MSDescription, Image
colubrinum (Baker) Engl.NDescription, Image
comosum (Thunb.) Jacq.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
fasciculatum (Baker) KativuM
floribundum BakerT
gallabatense Schweinf. ex BakerN,T,MSDescription
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. galpinii M
galpinii (Baker) Kativu var. matabelense (Baker) KativuMS,GI,MDescription, Image
galpinii (Baker) Kativu[Agg]Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
krookianum Zahlbr.M
longifolium Schweinf. ex BakerTDescription, Image
macrophyllum (A. Rich.) Asch.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
macrosporum BakerMSDescription, Image
nidulans (Baker) BrenanT
nubicum (Baker) KativuZ
paucinervatum (Poelln.) NordalN
pubiflorum BakerN,Z,MSDescription, Image
pygmaeum (Weim.) Kativu subsp. rhodesianum (Rendle) Kativu[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
recurvifolium (Baker) C. Archer & KativuMDescription, Image
rubribracteatum (De Wild.) KativuN
silvaticum DammerNDescription, Image
sphacelatum (Baker) Kativu var. milanjianum (Rendle) NordalZ,MDescription, Image
stenopetalum Baker N,MS
stolzii (K. Krause) KativuMSDescription, Image
subpetiolatum (Baker) KativuN,Z,MSDescription, Image
transvaalense (Baker) KativuMDescription, Image
vestitum BakerMS
zingiberastrum Nordal & A.D. PoulsenN

Other sources of information about Chlorophytum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chlorophytum
Flora of Caprivi: Chlorophytum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chlorophytum
Flora of Malawi: 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 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Chlorophytum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=337, retrieved 30 November 2023

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