African Plant Database

Sansevieria hallii Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria J. 5(1): 7 (1996)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb often forming clumps, with a creeping rhizome 1,8-3 cm Ø; leaves 1-3 per shoot, 60-90x5 cm, erect, recurved, boat-shaped in cross-section, with inconspicuous transverse bands when young, margins red-brown; flowering stem 12-18 cm long, peduncle to 7 cm long; flowers in dense capitate raceme to 16 cm wide; perianth 5,6-12 cm long; tube purple, 4,5-9,5 cm long; lobes cream or white, recurved, 2-2,5 cm long; fruit globose, c. 1 cm Ø, wrinkled, green turning orange.
Ecology : Rocky outcrops; 300-360 m alt.
  Resembling S. fischeri but much smaller. Also similar to S. humiflora.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 0.1 - 0.6 m. Alt: 600 m. Distribution: LP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 69 (1997).

Bibliography other :
  • van Jaarsveld, E. (2016). Sansevieria hallii in the Gonarezhou National Park (Eastern Zimbabwe). Sansevieria J. 35: 8-14
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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