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Chlorophytum laxum R. Br.


Description from Flora of China

Anthericum parviflorum (Wight) Bentham; Chlorophytum parviflorum (Wight) Dalzell; Phalangium parviflorum Wight.

Rhizome short, inconspicuous. Roots clustered. Leaves subdistichous, sessile, grasslike, usually falcate, 10--20(--37) cm × 3--6 mm, glabrous. Scape usually 2 or 3, erect or arching, 10--20 cm. Raceme sometimes few branched and paniculate, several to many flowered; bracts narrowly deltoid to lanceolate, very small. Flowers solitary or paired; pedicel 2--5 mm, articulate proximally. Tepals greenish white, ovate, 2--3 × ca. 1 mm, closely 3-veined. Stamens shorter than tepals; anthers subglobose, ca. 0.4 mm, 1/3--1/2 as long as filaments. Capsule broadly globose to broadly obcordate, ca. 3 × 5(--7.5) mm; seeds usually 1 per valve. Fl. and fr. Oct--Apr. 2 n = 14, 16, 32.

Shady places, rocky slopes; near sea level to 200 m. S Guangdong, Hainan [India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand; tropical Africa, Australia].

蒲岗保护区 Pu Gang Reserve


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