Chlorophytum galpinii (Baker) Kativu[Agg]

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Chlorophytum galpinii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts.

Chlorophytum galpinii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tsetsera plateau.

Chlorophytum galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga above Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Anthericum galpinii Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust perennial herb, up to 1.5 m. Leaves in a basal tuft, linear-lanceolate, usually upright. Inflorescence on a wiry, branched peduncle. Flowers large, tepals white with a dark greenish-brown centre line, spreading; stamens in a distinct asymmetrical 4+2 arrangement; anthers long, curved and pale yellow.
Derivation of specific name: galpinii: after E.E. Galpin (1858-1941), a botanical collector
Habitat: In rocky places in montane grassland and at the margins of forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,GI,M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 23 February 2020

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 119.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 26. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chlorophytum galpinii
African Plant Database: Chlorophytum galpinii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chlorophytum galpinii
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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: Species information: Chlorophytum galpinii., retrieved 1 December 2023

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