African Plant Database

Sansevieria parva N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 233 (1915)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria dooneri N.E. Br. (1915)
=Sansevieria bequaertii De Wild. (1921)
=Sansevieria dambilonensis Hort.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rosulate herb; rhizome with subsurface to aerial branching, orange; stem 1-12 cm long, 0,5-0,8 cm Ø; leaves slightly recurved-spreading at upper part, 6-18 per plant, linear-lanceolate, 20-47x0,8-1,4 cm, shallowly concave and folded longitudinally, ± rounded on back, apex a stout subulate tip 2-5 cm long, base narrowed into a petiole to 5-7 cm long; young leaves banded on both surfaces with transverse bands of dark bright green and paler green, margins green; inflorescence a lax raceme 25-60 cm long; flowers 1-2 per cluster on upper third of axis, solitary in lower and upper parts of inflorescence, ascending; perianth 1,8-2,3 cm long, tube pale pinkish-white, 0,9-1,2 cm long, lobes greenish grey at base, grey-white at middle, pinkish-brown at apex, 9,5-1,1 cm long; berry yellow, 5-8 mm Ø.
Ecology : Dry forest in shade; near bases of termite hills; rocky sites in bushland; woodland; 600-2400 m alt.
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14157
Record n°14157
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