African Plant Database

Sansevieria fasciata Cornu ex Gérôme & Labroy
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 173 (1903)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria lasciata Gentil 1907
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless perennial; rhizome creeping; leaves 2(-5) in a tuft, basal part erect, upper part recurved-spreading or drooping, coriaceous, smooth, lanceolate, 38-84x3,8-11,5 cm, c. 4 mm thick at middle, pale green above, whitish green beneath, with distinct irregular zigzag transverse dark green bands and brighter beneath, with a green acute tip c. 2-6,5 mm long; margins at first green, finally narrowly whitish or reddish; inflorescence and flowers not seen by Brown (Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 51: 241, 1915), but described in Chahinian (2005): raceme spike-like, stalk 60 cm long; flowers in clusters of 3-4, tube 17 mm long, lobes 20 mm long.
Ecology : The plant was said to be common along roadsides near Nassau, Bahamas, where it was introduced. Sent to Paris Bot. Gard. in 1903 from Congo-Brazzaville by Dybowski (1891), Lecomte (1894). A portion of the type plant cultivated at Kew. Brown (monograph) found the leaves very similar to S. bracteata. He also believed that plants sent under the name S. guineensis Willd. belong to this species.
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Record n°14182
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