African Plant Database

Sansevieria masoniana Chahinian
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : J. Cact. Succ. Soc. Amer. 72(1): 31 (2000)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb with rhizome c. 4 cm Ø; leaves 1-2 per shoot, erect, leathery, oblanceolate, to 1 m or more tall, to 18 cm wide, dull blue-greyish green with lighter mottling, margins fibrous, chestnut-brown; flower stalk to 53 cm long, 8 mm Ø at top, 12 mm at bottom, light green, profusely marked by numerous short purple lines (lost after pressing); flowers 1-2 per cluster, 4-4,8 cm long, greenish white; tube 2,6-3 cm long, cylindrical, lobes revolute 2,4-2,8 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Ecology unknown.
  Said to be similar to S. bracteata Baker.
  Collected in Zaire without precise locality. Known for years in cultivation under the cultivar name Sansevieria “Mason Congo”.
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Record n°14246
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