John Gilbert Baker, 1878
Wolston Bertram Handsley Milne-Redhead, 1936.
rhizomatosum Baker 1885.
Anthericum campestre Engl. 1898.
Dasystachys polyphylla Baker, 1898.
inexpectatum Poelln. 1942.
Chlorophytum polyphyllum, Poelln. 1946.
This member of the Anthericaceae
family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1878. In 1936, Milne-Redhead mowed
it to the Anthericum genera, but it wasn't supported. It is found
in Kenya and Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil
with some water and some sun. The stems will grow to four
centimetres in diameter and 60 centimetres high, the flowers are white, and the plant can be
reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.
The genera name
from Greek; chloros; 'yellowish' and Latin; phytom;
'plant'. Well, they do dry out. The species name meaning
'somewhat like a shrub'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
Anthericaceae is now part of