African Plant Database

Sansevieria scimitariformis D. J. Richards
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria J. 5: 8 (2002)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb forming dense clumps; rhizome 3-4 cm Ø; leaves 4-6 per shoot, 50-70x6-10 cm, to 3 cm thick near base, rigid, recurved, dark green, sometimes with transverse bands of whitish patches on both surfaces, margins with a narrow brown line and thin fibrous strips on extreme edge, apex blunt; peduncle c. 15 cm long, 2 cm Ø; inflorescence a dense ± capitate head, rachis c. 10 cm long; flowers pale green, 4-6 per cluster; tube 10-12 cm long, purplish, lobes whitish; fruit globose, orange-red when mature, wrinkled.
Ecology : Rocky outcrops; c. 1000 m alt.
  Resembling S. hallii.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14236
Record n°14236
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