African Plant Database

Sansevieria subtilis N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 237 (1915)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent herb; rootstock creeping, c. 1 cm Ø; leaves 2-4, erect or ± recurved, linear-lanceolate, 55-70x2,5-4,5 cm, 0,25 cm thick in mid-leaf, smooth; petiole 5-30 cm long, channelled, apex a soft subulate tip 1,2-2,5 mm long; surface green but below sometimes with faint transverse bands, shiny, margin green; inflorescence simple, spike-like, lax, 38-53 cm long; flowers 2-3 per cluster, white; tube 6-8,5 mm long, lobes recurved, 1-1,3 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Ecology unknown.
  According to Jankalski (Sansevieria 15: 25, 2006) S. subtilis is closely related to S. senagambica.
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Record n°14226 modified 2013-12-04
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