African Plant Database

Sansevieria subspicata Baker
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Gard. Chron., ser. 3 2: 436 (1889)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sansevieria subspicata Baker var. subspicata
Taxon infra-specific
Sansevieria subspicata var. concinna (N.E. Br.) Mbugua (2007)
Sansevieria subspicata Baker var. subspicata
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb; rhizome 0,5-2,5 cm Ø; leaves 4-10 per shoot, rosulate, lanceolate, 18-38x2,8-7 cm, with a channelled petiole 5-33 cm long; flowering stem 30-60 cm long; peduncle 15-30 cm long as the rachis, rather laxly many-flowered; flowers greenish-white, 1-4 per cluster; perianth 3,2-4,8 cm long, tube 2-3 cm long, lobes 1,2-2,5 cm long; fruit 1-3-lobed, lobes globose, c. 8 mm wide.
Ecology : Shrub and thickets on coastal sandy soils; dense shade of Xylocarpus, Tamarindus, Manilkara !, Sideroxylon fringing bush on a cliff top; sea-level to 50 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14225
Record n°14225
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