African Plant Database

Sansevieria longistyla La Croix
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 59: 617 (2004)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb with orange rhizome c. 3 cm Ø; leaves lanceolate, 33x7,3 cm, apiculate, flat but folded at base, dark blue-green, mottled pale blue-green, slightly rough, margin prominent, red; inflorescence 48-58 cm tall; peduncle 22-32 cm long; rachis 21-27 cm long; raceme 9-12 cm wide, densely many-flowered; flowers 1-3 per bract, suberect, greenish-white; perianth 8-8,5 cm long, tube 5-6,5 cm long, lobes 1,5-2 cm long; stigma and style c. 10 cm long, exserted for c. 4 cm; fruit unknown.
Ecology : On sandy lake shore. 480 m alt.
  Compared with S. conspicua; similar to S. longiflora.
  Collections from N Malawi (Pawek 7964 and 10697) may belong to S. longistyla.
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carte afrique num 125861
Record n°125861
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