African Plant Database

Sansevieria robusta N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 207 (1915)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acyntha robusta (N.E. Br.) Chiov. (1932)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria ehrenbergii auct. Hort., non Schweinf. ex Baker p.p.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby rhizomatous herb to 2,5 m tall; stem erect, light green-yellow, c. 30-60 cm tall, 3-7 cm Ø, with distinct nodes 2-3 cm apart; leaves distichous, erect, 6-16 per plant, V-shaped above, 1-1,5-2,5 m x 3,5-5 cm, apex with a sharp hard spine, margin dark brownish red, to 2 mm wide, hardened dark green; surface dark green, unvariegated; panicle with numerous branches, 0,8-1,4 m long, 0,5-0,7 m Ø; flowers 4-7 per cluster; perianth 0,4-0,6 cm long, tube 0,3 cm long, lobes greenish grey to greenish-brown outside, greenish yellow inside, 0,3 cm long; berry orange yellow.
Ecology : Rocky Acacia, Commiphora bushland; bushed grassland; crevice in lava rock; 550-1950 m alt.
  Allied to and confused with S. ehrenbergii (cf. Butler in Sansevieria 1: 2-3, 2001; ibid. 8: 4-6, 2003). Relationships with S. powellii are discussed by Newton in Sansevieria 26: 6, 2012.
  Hybrids S. robusta x S. pinguicula are known in cultivation (Sansevieria 13: 13, 14, 2005, figures).
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carte afrique num 14217
Record n°14217
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