African Plant Database

Sansevieria stuckyi God. -Leb.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansev. Gigant. Afr. Or. 33; ex Gerome, in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Par. 173 (1903)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acyntha stuckyi (God. -Leb.) Chiov. (1932)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria andradae God. -Leb.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb forming large clumps; rhizome to 5 cm Ø; leaves 1(-3) per shoot, erect, to 2,8 m long, 5 cm wide at base, dark green with whitish transverse lines when alive, smooth, cylindric with a shallow channel extending from base to apex (acute); flowering stem 20-43 cm long, peduncle purplish marked green; inflorescence corymbose-capitate, densely many-flowered, rachis 7 cm long, flowers 1-3 per cluster, white, sometimes tinged purple; perianth 7,5-12,5 cm long, tube 8-10 cm long, lobes 3-4 cm long, grey-white; berry globose.
Ecology : Probably dry bush (Zimbabwe, Mozambique); in the undergrowth on red and sandy soils; 50-1000 m alt.
  Close to S. fischeri, S. sinus-simiorum.
  ? NE Mozambique: Cabo Delgado Province (Sansevieria 25: 3-4, 2011).
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