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Chlorophytum inornatum

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Chlorophytum inornatum
Chlorophytum inornatum, Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Volume 27, 1807, Plate 1071
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Chlorophytum
C. inornatum
Binomial name
Chlorophytum inornatum

Chlorophytum inornatum is a flowering plant species in the genus Chlorophytum. It is the type species of its genus. It is related to the commonly known plant Chlorophytum also referred to as a "spider plant" 3-(4'-Methoxybenzyl)-7,8-methylenedioxy-chroman-4-one, a homoisoflavanone with antimycobacterial activity, can be isolated from C. inornatum.[1][2]


  1. ^ Synthesis of (+/-) homoisoflavanone and corresponding homoisoflavane. Zhang L, Zhang WG, Kang J, Bao K, Dai Y and Yao XS, Journal of Asian natural products research, volume 10, issues 9-10, pages 909-13, PMID 19003606
  2. ^ Phytochemistry and antimycobacterial activity of Chlorophytum inornatum. Gemma O’Donnell, Franz Bucar and Simon Gibbons, Phytochemistry, January 2006, Volume 67, Issue 2, Pages 178–182, doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2005.10.023, PMID 16343565

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Chlorophytum inornatum
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