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Genus: Chlorophytum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Asparagaceae

About 165 species, found in Africa, Madagascar and Asia. Fifty-seven species are native to southern Africa. This genus was previously in the Anthericaceae, then the Agavaceae and now both the latter families have been sunk under Asparagaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Chlorophytum acutum                    

 

Chlorophytum affine

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Chlorophytum anceps

Chlorophytum andongense

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Chlorophytum angulicaule

 

Chlorophytum aridum

 

Chlorophytum blepharophyllum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum bowkeri

Chlorophytum brachystachyum

Chlorophytum brevipes

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum calyptrocarpum

 

Chlorophytum cameronii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Chlorophytum capense

 

Chlorophytum colubrinum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Chlorophytum comosum (Hen and Chickens, Spider Plant)

Chlorophytym comosum

Chlorophytum cooperi

 

Chlorophytum crassinerve

 

Chlorophytum crispum

 

Chlorophytum cyperaceum

 

Chlorophytum fasciculatum

 

Chlorophytum floribundum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum gallabatense

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum galpinii

Chlorophytum graniticola

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum haygarthii

 

Chlorophytum krauseanum

 

Chlorophytum krookianum

 

Chlorophytum leptoneurum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum lewisiae

 

Chlorophytum longifolium

 

Chlorophytum macrophyllum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum macrosporum

 

Chlorophytum modestum

 

Chlorophytum monophyllum

 

Chlorophytum namaquense

 

Chlorophytum nidulans

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Chlorophytum pauciphyllum

 

Chlorophytum pauper

 

Chlorophytum polystachyum

Recorded from Zimbabwe. 

Chlorophytum psammophilum

 

Chlorophytum pusillum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum pygmaeum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum radula

 

Chlorophytum rangei

 

Chlorophytum recurvifolium

 

Chlorophytum rigidum

 

Chlorophytum saundersiae

 

Chlorophytum silvaticum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Chlorophytum sphacelatum

 

Chlorophytum stolzii

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Chlorophytum subpetiolatum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Chlorophytum transvaalense

 

Chlorophytum trichophlebium

 

Chlorophytum triflorum

 

Chlorophytum undulatum

Chlorophytum vestitum

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Chlorophytum viscosum

 
  

Publications

  • Kativu, S. 1993. Four new species of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae) from tropical Africa. Nordic Journal of
    Botany 13: 501505.
  • Kativu, S. 1994. The identity of Chlorophytum sphacelatum (Anthericaceae) and its range of variation
    in the Flora zambesiaca area. Kirkia 15: 3842.
  • Kativu, S. 1994. Synopsis of Chlorophytum (Anthericidae) in the Flora zambesiaca area. Kirkia 15(1): 43-111.
  • Kativu, S. & Nordal, I. 1993. New combinations in the African species of Chlorophytum (Anthericaceae).
    Nordic Journal of Botany 13: 5965.
  • Nordal, I., Kativu, S. & Poulsen, A.D. 1997. Flora of tropical East Africa. Anthericaceae: 1-67.
  • Obermeyer, A.A. 1962. A revision of the South Africa species of Anthericum, Chlorophytum and Trachyandra. Bothalia 7: 670-711.

 


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