African Plant Database


Sansevieria phillipsiae N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 30: t. 3000 (1910) [1913]; Hooker's Icon. Pl. 30: t. 3000 (1913)  
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria hargeisana Chahinian (1994)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with stem 10 cm tall branching at or above ground level, and forming clumps to 38 cm tall; with runners to 20 cm long; leaves usually 5-10, rigid, ± irregularly directed, 10-45 x c. 1-1,8 cm, cylindric, with 5-10 longitudinal lines and a deeply concave sheathing portion to 9 cm long at base, with acute white edges, narrowed at apex into a hard brown spine-like tip; inflorescence a spike-like raceme, to 45 cm tall including peduncle; flowers 3-6 per cluster, white or greenish; pedicels 2,5-3 cm long; tube c. 1 cm long, lobes c. 1,2 cm long; fruit round, ellipsoidal, orange, 6x7 mm (thick).
Ecology : Bushland; woodland; limestone plateau with a sparse vegetation with Acacia tortilis, Aloe megalacantha; in shade of trees, Acacia, Commiphora, Combretum on slopes and along road sides; 400-1500 m alt.
  Seems to intergrade with S. gracilis.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 28: t.1090 (1950).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 14150
 
Record n°14150
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