African Plant Database

Sansevieria francisii Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria J. 4(1): 12 (1995)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Caulescent perennial with stolons from stem and/or from among the leaves; stolons to 16x0,8-1,4 cm; stem erect, 10-40 cm long, covered in closely packed leaves in whorls of 5; leaves porrect, cylindrical, 8-15 cm long, slightly rough, dark green with grey transverse bands and 4-6 dark green longitudinal lines, margins brownish-red with a white edge, tip acute, spiny, 5 mm long; inflorescence spike-like, erect, or slightly curved, 12-25 cm long; flowers dense in the upper half of inflorescence, 1-2 per cluster; flowers greenish white to brownish green; tube 1,6-1,9 cm long, lobes reflexed 0,8-1 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Ecology unknown; low alt.
  Very similar to (S. caulescens =) S. gracilis but with aerial runners.
  Known only from the type collected by Frank Horwood in Kenya in 1982.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14187
Record n°14187
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