African Plant Database

Sansevieria sinus-simiorum Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria J. 3: 24 (2002)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb; rhizome short, c. 5 cm Ø; leaves 8-10 per shoot, crowded, to 1 m long, 6 cm wide at base, apex obtuse and straight or recurved, surface waxy dark green with some obscure cross-banding when mature, with a round channel about 1/3 of leaf width at base, widening to ± full leaf width at top, edge of channel acute, margins chestnut, edged with withered fibres; peduncle c. 30 cm tall; raceme capitate, many-flowered, > 15 cm long, c. 19 cm wide; pedicel 6 mm long; flowers white tinged with green; tube 8,2-8,4 cm long, lobes 1,9-2,1 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : In clumps on rock faces; steep overgrown rocky face, S-and W-exposed; 480-1500 m alt.
  Near S. stuckyi.
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carte afrique num 124926
Record n°124926 modified 2013-08-02
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