African Plant Database

Sansevieria pinguicula Bally
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Candollea 19: 145 (1964)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sansevieria pinguicula Bally subsp. pinguicula
 Sansevieria pinguicula Bally f. pinguicula
Taxon infra-specific
Sansevieria pinguicula Bally subsp. pinguicula
Sansevieria pinguicula var. nana Chahinian (2013)
Sansevieria pinguicula f. disticha (Pfennig ex Butler) L. E. Newton & Thiede (2015)
Sansevieria pinguicula Bally f. pinguicula
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stout short-stemmed herb 30 cm tall, stem erect, with runners to 8 cm long; leaves rosulate, 5-7, semi-circular, 12-30x2,8-3,5 cm, side facing inwards concave-angular with horny edges, outer side convex, 2-7-dentate, apex a very sharp horny spine; surface above deeply channelled, margins of channel sharp, brown, horny, beneath with 2-7 or more ± well defined longitudinal grooves, rounded; panicle subterminal, erect, 15-32 cm long, branched in the upper half; flowers 4-6 per cluster; branchlets 6-9, the lowest to 5 cm long, the upper increasingly shorter, horizontally spreading; perianth tube 4-5 mm long, lobes 3-4 mm long; berry globose, orange-red.
Ecology : Open dry bushland in sandy plains; 50-250 m alt. – Found in one of the most arid areas in Kenya.
  Near S. ehrenbergii.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14209
Record n°14209
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