Herbs, roots fleshy tuberous. Leaves radical, to 30 x 2 cm, flat, lanceolate, apex acute, margins thinly hyaline, ciliate. Racemes terminal; flowers white; bracts to 3 cm, ovate; pedicels to 1 cm, jointed at the middle; perianth lobes 1.5 x 0.5 cm, oblong, spathulate; stamens 7 mm, basally connate; ovary subglobose, 5 mm, style to 1 cm, stigma 3-fid.

Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


Chlorophytum indicum (Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Dress ( = Chlorophytum attenuatum (Wight) Baker)

May be Chlorophyton comosum

Chlorophytum comosum is not reported in our regional floras, it is a wild herb and not from cultivated source. It is C. indicum only

Nilgiris :: Chlorophytum for identification :: 281113MK001 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Please help me in identifying the Chlorophytum planted as ornamental in a Botanical Garden.
Date: 07 April 2013
Place: Conoor Botanic Gardens, Nilgiris

Alt.: c. 2000 m asl

Flowers look like C. glaucoides

It is Chlorophytum attenuatum

Species ID requested: Chlorophytum species (Mudumalai, Nilgiris, TN): 5 images- 1 high res.

Chlorophytum species
Photo taken in October 2019.

Chlorophytum borivilianum Santapau & R.R.Fern. ??

The anthers are smaller, and the leaves are larger than C. borivilianum, I think.

I have attached another photo of the flower, here.

Seems to Chlorophytum indicum

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