Chlorophytum sharmae Adsul, Lekhak & S.R.Yadav

 
  • Family : ASPARAGACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Chlorophytum sharmae is distinct from other Indian species in its narrow linear leaves with serrulate hyaline margins and late flowering.
  • Key identification features : Roots are cylindrical which forms tubers at distal parts, and it terminates with fascicles of secondary roots, Perianth segments are 6 in number, arranged in two whorls of 3 in each and it is recurved; outer perianth segments are white, slightly green-tinged at apex lanceolate and 3-nerved, margins are hyaline with acute apex; inner perianth are segments white, linear-lanceolate and 5-nerved, margins are hyaline with acute apex, filaments are 0.6 – 0.9 cm in length, white coloured, smooth and longer than the anthers; anthers are 0.4 – 0.5 cm in length, dull yellowoish and apiculate, pedicel is 1.1 – 1.4 cm in length, articulated above the middle, upper part is thicker and is cylindrical, 0.3 – 0.5 cm in length where as lower part is 0.9 – 1.1 cm in length respectively and the chromosome number (2n) of the species is 42.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats, Kerala
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Data Deficient
  • Literature : Avinash A. Adsul, Manoj M. Lekhak & Shrirang R. Yadav (2014). Chlorophytum sharmae (Asparagaceae): a new species from Kerala, India. KEW BULLETIN, 69: 9503 pg no. 1-5
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Chlorophytum sharmae. Downloaded on 25 June 2019.

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