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Chortolirion angolense

[= Chortolirion tenuifolium]

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: Xanthorrhoeaceae

The only species in the genus, widespread in the summer rainfall region of southern Africa and is also found in Angola and Zimbabwe.


  • Smith, G.F. 1988. A scanning electron microscopic investigation of the pollen morphology of Chortolirion Berger (Aloineae; Liliaceae). South African Journal of Science 84: 428-430.

  • Smith, G.F. 1991. Studies on the reproductive biology and palynology of Chortolirion Berger (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) in southern Africa. Taxon 40: 61-73.

  • Smith, G.F. 1995. FSA contributions 2: Asphodelaceae/ Aloaceae, 1029010 Chortolirion. Bothalia 25: 31-33.



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