African Plant Database

Sansevieria gracillima Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria J. 12: 3 (2005)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Sansevieria gracilis var. somalensis Chahinian
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless perennial with stolons 7-10 cm long, 0,7 cm Ø, covered by withered sheaths; leaves 8-10 to a growth, erect, slightly curving, 6-22 cm long, 0,9 cm thick at middle, smooth, dark green with bands of lighter green regularly placed, texture waxy; flowers 1-3 per cluster, brownish, tube 0,6-0,7 cm long, 2 mm Ø; lobes 1,4-1,5 cm long, whitish tinged brown; fruit unknown.
Ecology : On inselberg in rather thin leaf mould overlying bare granite. Top of the hill (600 m alt.) with rather dense semi-deciduous forest in the shade of which grow Aloe hybensis, Eulophia petersii; Pyrenacantha cf. malvifolia, etc.
  Near S. gracilis (perhaps conspecific).
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carte afrique num 127683
Record n°127683
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