African Plant Database

Sansevieria ballyi L. E. Newton
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Brit. Cact. Succ. J. 22(1): 11 (10-12; figs. 1-4). (2004)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stoloniferous perennial; stolons to 18 cm long, c. 0,5 cm Ø, at first covered with scale leaves; scales papery, acute, c. 2 cm long, falling off with growth of new stolons; leaves spreading, rosulate, 6-10, laterally compressed and almost cylindrical, mostly 6-12x0,6-0,9 cm near base, with alternating transverse bands of dark and light green, apex a pungent red-brown spine to 7 mm long, margins of adaxial groove with a red-brown line and a narrow white edge, surface rough; inflorescence to 15,5 cm long, erect, simple, fertile portion to 8 cm long, sub-dense, 2 flowers per fascicle; flowers nocturnal, sweet-scented; tube 1,8-2,2 cm long, 2-2,7 mm Ø, pale pink; lobes 1-1,3 cm x 1,5 mm, whitish with faint brownish midstripe, fruit ?
Ecology : Soil pockets on rock faces, amongst sedges; deeper soil in the shelter of taller vegetation; roadside scrub; creeping in semi-shade below shrubs on side of rocky hill; 180-975 m alt.
  Belonging to the S. suffruticosa group; near S. gracilis.
  Cultivated since the 1960s.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 128245
Record n°128245
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