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Photo by Alexander Garger.

The flower by Egon Krogsgaard,

Author:  John Gilbert Baker, 1878
Origin:  Kenya, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Anthericum suffruticosum, Edgar Wolston Bertram Handsley Milne-Redhead, 1936.
Chlorophytum rhizomatosum
Baker 1885.
Anthericum acuminatum
Rendle, 1895.
Anthericum campestre
Engl. 1898.
Dasystachys polyphylla
Baker, 1898.
Anthericum inexpectatum
Poelln. 1942.
Anthericum longisetosum
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 IV 2016, Anthericaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.