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Chlorophytum nepalense (Ldl.) Baker


Description from Flora of China

Phalangium nepalensis Lindley, Trans. Hort. Soc. London 6: 277. 1826; Chlorophytum flaccidum W. W. Smith; C. khasianum J. D. Hooker; C. mekongense W. W. Smith; C. oreogenes W. W. Smith.

Rhizome short, inconspicuous. Roots 1--2 mm thick, slightly thickened. Leaves fasciculate, sessile or slightly narrowed and petiolelike basally, linear to sublanceolate, 8--60 × 0.6--2(--5) cm, glabrous. Scape erect, 30--60(--90) cm. Raceme sometimes few branched and paniculate, many flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, shorter than flowers. Flowers solitary or in clusters of 2 or 3; pedicel ca. 1 cm, articulate near middle or distally. Tepals white, narrowly oblong-elliptic, 1--1.4 cm × 2--3 mm. Stamens slightly shorter than tepals; anthers usually longer than filaments. Capsule obovoid, rarely subglobose, 6--9 mm; seeds several per valve. Fl. and fr. Jul--Sep. 2 n = 42, 56.

Forest margins, grassy slopes, rocky places along valleys; 1300--2800 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].


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