African Plant Database


Sansevieria powellii N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 198 (1915)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acyntha powellii (N.E. Br.) Chiov. (1932)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect herb, rhizomatous; aerial stem terete 1-2 m tall, 2,5-6 cm Ø, leafy especially the top ¾ of the plant, marked with ring-like scars for ±15-50 cm from the base; leaves many, distichous (in young plants) to spiral-distichous, spreading-recurved, semi-cylindrical, very stiff 35-60 cm x 4-6 cm, 1-2 cm thick, apex a spine; with a deep channel from base to apex as broad as leaf; margin narrow, red-brown-edged with grey-white membrane; panicle with 20-30 branches; peduncle 0,45-1,2 m long, 0,5-1 cm Ø; branches to 60 cm long near base and much shorter above, lower branches bearing 3-10 branchlets; flowers 4-6 per cluster dingy greenish white with dull brownish purple lines outside; perianth 1-1,6 cm long, tube 0,6 x 0,2 cm, lobes 0,6-1 cm long; berry globose, orange, 0,5-0,7 cm Ø.
Ecology : Dry bushland; scattered tree grassland; 0-1350 m alt.
  Not in Ethiopia (= S. ehrenbergii). Sudan ?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 14212
 
Record n°14212
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