African Plant Database

Sansevieria eilensis Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria J. 4(1): 9 (1995)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb, to 12 cm tall; leaves from an underground rhizome, 2-3, ascending, 7-18x1,9-2,5 cm, slightly rough, cylindric, with to 12 longitudinal lines or grooves and often with a channel all along above, ± curved, tip sharp to 5 mm long, light green with grey-green cross-banding; margins of channel red-brown with a white edge; raceme spike-like, c. 34 cm high including peduncle 8 mm Ø at base; flowers in clusters of 2-4, greenish-white; tube c. 8 mm long; lobes c. 14 mm long, reflexed; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Shattered limestone; c. 120 m alt.
  Near S. suffruticosa.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14179
Record n°14179
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