African Plant Database

Sansevieria grandicuspis Haw.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Syn. Pl. Succ. 67 (1812)
Notes : [sensu F.T.E.A., Dracaen., non Haw. = S. parva]
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria ensifolia Haw. (1812)
=Sansevieria pumila Haw. (1812)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless plant with a stout creeping rhizome; leaves 5-15, rosulate, linear-lanceolate, 17,5-55x1,3-3,8 cm, 0,3-0,4 cm thick, channel on inner surface deepest at base to flat at apex, tip subulate, 1,7-6 cm long, horny, petiole 5-15 cm long; blade “somewhat regularly marked with transverse bars of dark and lighter green on both sides of the apex, with 5-7 continuous or interrupted darker green impressed lines or slight furrows on the back” (Chahinian, l.c.); flowers unknown. Origin unknown. Described from plants reported to have been in cultivation for a long time.
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Record n°14190 modified 2013-11-05
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