African Plant Database

Sansevieria bella L. E. Newton
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : J. Cact. Succ. Soc. Amer. 72(4): 224 (2000)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Sprawling caulescent perennial forming an open clump, with runners branching freely above ground; runners spreading or ascending, to 15 cm long; 1-2 branches arising below the leafy apex to continue the sprawling growth habit; leaves up to 8, ± distichous, ascending, laterally compressed, cylindrical, channelled above from the base to c. ¼ of their length, to 70 cm long, 3,5 cm thick, surface very rough, with distinct dark and light green transverse bands and darker green narrow longitudinal lines; apex a red-brown spine to 5 mm long, pungent or ± blunt, margins with a red-brown line and a narrow colourless flange; inflorescence simple, spike-like, to 60 cm long, fertile portion 55 cm long, dense, with clusters of up to 7 flowers; perianth tube white, 1-1,5 cm long; lobes 1,3-1,8x0,3 cm, outside white with pale brownish midstripe; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Roadside scrub; under shrubs in overgrazed scrub near road; amongst rocks on small rocky rise; rocky bushland, degraded dry bushland; c. 1700-2050 m alt.
  Cultivars and synonyms are listed by Jankalski in Sansevieria 17: 7, 13, 2007. Near S. suffruticosa.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14241
Record n°14241
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