African Plant Database

Sansevieria dawei Stapf
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 37: 529 (1906)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent herb, with creeping rhizome; leaves 1-3 per growth, lanceolate, 0,6-1,5 m x 5,5-13 cm, apex acute, 0,4-0,5 cm long, margins reddish brown, dull green, faintly banded; petiole 15-30 cm long; inflorescence a spike-like raceme with distinct clusters above, dense, 0,6-1,2 m long; flowers in clusters of 3-4; perianth greyish white, 2,7-3,5 cm long, tube 1-2 cm long, lobes 1,6-2 cm long; berry orange.
Ecology : Dry bushland, especially on rocky outcrops; dry forest; open woodland; 100-1600 m alt.
  Confusion with S. raffillii possible.
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14176
Record n°14176
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