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Chasmanthe aethiopica
(L.) N. E. Br., Iridaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Antholyza aethiopica L.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: chasmanthe, cobra lily

Habit:  herb

Description:  See info on Weber for C. floribunda.

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  (no propagation information known by PIER)

Native range:  South Africa (Eastern and Western Cape) (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Chile (offshore islands)
Juan Fernández Islands
Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) introduced
invasive
Atkinson, Rachel/Sawyer, John (2011)
Chile (offshore islands)
Juan Fernández Islands
Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) introduced
invasive
cultivated
Danton, Philippe/Perrier, Christophe/Martinez Reyes, Guido (2006) (pp. 477-478, 524, 552)
Voucher cited: Danton I(5/99)1434. "Se instala muy fácilmente, se resiembra y produce importantes matas por reproducción vegetativa. En RC, ya se dispersó fuera de los jardines y se encuentra por todos lados en el pueblo de San Juan Bautista".


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