African Plant Database

Sansevieria liberica 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 chinensis Gentil ex N.E. Br.
=Sansevieria gentilis Mattei
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb with rhizome c. 2 cm Ø; leaves 1-3 to a growth, firmly coriaceous, lanceolate, 45-106x5-12 cm, apex somewhat acute, margin pale reddish-brown, blade marked with transverse dark and light green bands; inflorescence floriferous, simple, 60-80 cm long; perianth white, 5-7 cm long; berry red, spherical.
Ecology : Drier shady places by streams and rock outcrops; termite mounds in grassland and thicket areas; often abounds on coastal sandbars.
  The commonest of W African sansevierias.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 14199
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