Chlorophytum belgumense Chandore, Malpure, Adsul & S. R. Yadav

  • Family : LILIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species : Chlorophytum belgumense
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chlorophytum belgumense Chandore, Malpure, Adsul & S. R. Yadav (Not found in Plant List)
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : The species is allied to Chlorophytum arundinaceum Baker but differs in its roots possessing root buds and ellipsoid tubers, its pedicels being jointed above the middle, perianth lobes 3 - 5-nerved and filaments shorter than anthers.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : In addition to sexual reproduction, the species propagates through formation of buds on roots, which grow into new plants. The chromosome number of the species is 2n = 42. Discovered by Chandore et al from Khanapur, Belgaum, Karnataka. Found underneath bushes on hill slopes in secondary forest; c. 700 m alt. Grows in association with Asparagus racemosus Willd. Cyanotis tuberosa Schult. f., Curculigo orchioides Gaertn., Drimia congesta Bullock, Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr., Habenaria furcifera Lindl., Iphigenia stellata Blatt., Wrightia tinctoria R. Br., Grewia nervosa (Lour.) Panigrahi etc. (Chandore et al, 2012).
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum
  • Floras referred : Kew Bulletin 67 (3), 527. 2012


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