African Plant Database

Sansevieria burdettii Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Brit. Cact. Succ. J. 18(3): 132 (2000)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb, rhizomatous; rhizome underground, creeping, c. 4 cm Ø; leaves 3-6 in 2 opposite rows, to 90x2,5 cm, 3 cm thick, basal part with concave channel as wide as leaf, upper part cylindrical in cross-section, dark green, no marking or only very faint cross-banding on young leaves, apex spiny; inflorescence a spike-like pseudo-raceme, many-flowered; peduncle 16-20 cm long, 0,6-1 cm Ø; raceme 12-15 cm long; flowers in clusters of 4-6, white, tinged pinkish brown; tube 2-2,5 cm x 1 mm wide, lobes 1,8-2 x 2 mm; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Rocky riverine woodland; rocky slopes with scattered trees in shallow soil pockets; growing close to S. downsii; river bank; c. 100-500 m alt.
  Near S. cylindrica. Can be confused with S. pearsonii. – Cultivated plants (in nurseries) sold as S. burdettii are often S. erythraeae (syn.: S. schweinfurthii).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Sansevieria J. 29: 14-16 (2013).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bradleya 33: 27 (2015).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14242
Record n°14242
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