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Sansevieria cylindrica Bojer ex Hook.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Family (APGIII) : ASPARAGACEAE
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sansevieria cylindrica Bojer ex Hook. subsp. cylindrica
 Acyntha cylindrica (Bojer ex Hook.) Kuntze
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria angolensis Welw. ex Carrière
=Sansevieria angolensis Welw. ex Baker
=Sansevieria livingstoniae Rendle (1932)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Sansevieria cylindrica var. patula N.E. Br.
Sansevieria cylindrica Bojer ex Hook. subsp. cylindrica
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless perennial herb; rhizome creeping to 1(-4) cm Ø; leaves 3-5 per shoot in 2 rows, cylindrical, 1,5-1,8 m long, c. 3 cm wide at middle, stiffly erect, completely round in cross-section (not channelled), with c. 5 longitudinal grooves, base ovate and overlapping, apex sharp; flowering stem 60-90 cm long; peduncle 30-45 cm long; inflorescence a dense, cylindrical spike-like pseudo-raceme to 60 cm long; flowers creamy or pinkish white, in clusters of 4-6; perianth 3,3-4,2 cm long, tube 1,6-2,7 cm long, lobes 1,2-1,8 cm long, c. 1 mm wide; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Sunny hills; “very plentiful all over the littoral region of Angola” (fide J. J. Monteiro, Angola and the River Congo 1: 45, 103, 1875), but perhaps confused also with S. longiflora; termite mounds at base of tall Euphorbia ingens; 1000-1400 m alt.
  The nomenclatural history is confused; Cf. also under S. canaliculata (syn. S. livingstoniae).
  Plants commonly cultivated in Egypt under the name S. schweinfurthii are often S. cylindrica (Jankalski in Sansevieria 9: 18-20, 2004).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 175002
 
Record n°175002
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