African Plant Database

Sansevieria arborescens Cornu ex Gérôme & Labroy
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 9: 173 (1903); Sansevieria J. 20: 23 (2009)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous perennial, caulescent, leaf succulent; stem erect, to 1,5 m tall, 2 cm Ø, unbranched; leaves spirally arranged, spreading horizontally, 15-22x3-6 cm, 6 mm thick, base sheathing, margins reddish-brown, apex spiny 1 cm long; inflorescence terminal, to 50 cm long, paniculate, lower branches to 8 cm long, secondary branches none, all branches laxly flowered, 3-4-flowers per cluster; perianth tube 5 mm long, 2 mm Ø, white, lobes 5-8x1,5 mm; fruit globose, 8-9 mm Ø.
Ecology : Cliff-top coastal forest; 13-450 m alt.
  Resembling an Aloe, A. rabaiensis Rendle is a shrubby species growing in the same area. Confused with S. bagamoyensis, S. dumetescens, S. ascendens.
  S. powellii is supposed to be a hybrid between S. arborescens and S. robusta (see Butler in Sansevieria 26: 7-12, 2012).

Bibliography other :
  • Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 9: 173 (1903)
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carte afrique num 14163
Record n°14163 modified 2009-08-07
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