African Plant Database

Sansevieria volkensii Gürke
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C 144 (1895)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria intermedia N.E. Br. (1914)
=Sansevieria polyrhitis (Chiov.) Cufod.
=Acyntha polyrhitis Chiov. (1932)
=Sansevieria quarrei De Wild. (1932)
=Sansevieria polyrchitis Guid.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent, rhizomatous herb, rhizome branching, orange-red; leaves 2-12 per plant, very rough, outer ascending to recurving, with acute edges to the concave channel, inner cylindric, 0,5-1,5 m x 1,3-1,9 cm, apex a sharp whitish-brown spine 0,6 cm long, margins greenish whitish on basal part, passing into obtusely rounded green edges; raceme spike-like with flower clusters in upper part, 25-75 cm long; flowers 3-6 per cluster, very dense; tube pale greenish 1,7-3,2 cm long, lobes white or greenish white, minutely dusted with purplish on the back at apex; berry globose, 0,6-1,4 cm Ø.
Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora and Acacia, Euphorbia dry bushland; edge of thicket on sandy soil; termite mound in savanna; often in rocky sites; very common locally; c. 30-1750 m alt.
  Newton (Sansevieria 20: 8-10, 2009) reports S. volkensii, as well as S. frequens and S. robusta from N Kenya (Laikipia),
  Thulin (Fl. Somal. 4: 29-30, 1995) cites S. volkensii as possibly present in S Somalia, known from the sterile type collection of S. polyrhytis only. Its identity is uncertain
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carte afrique num 14233
Record n°14233
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