African Plant Database

Sansevieria frequens Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : J. Cact. Succ. Soc. Amer. 72(3): 130 (2000)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Sansevieria braunii auct. sensu Mbuga (1998), non Engl. & K.Krause
=*Sansevieria forskaoliana auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Acaulescent perennial with sturdy creeping brown rhizome to 5 cm Ø; leaves 4-8, erect, oblanceolate, to 90x15 cm, stiff, apex obtuse, margins fibrous, chestnut-brown, edges detaching into fibres; inflorescence 60-90 cm long, crowded in upper part; flowers 4-6 per cluster, greenish white, 3,2-3,4 cm long; tube 1,8-2 cm long, lobes convolute, 2,6-2,8 cm long; fruit orange, globose, 4-6 mm Ø.
Ecology : Dry bushland; rocky sites; secondary grassland; locally common; 50-2600 m alt.
  Coloration of leaves variable: surface sometimes with short longitudinal interrupted lines of darker green.
  Near S. dawei; confused with S. raffillii, S. braunii (= ? S. longistyla), S. forskaoliana.
  Ethiopia ?
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14238
Record n°14238
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