African Plant Database

Sansevieria longiflora Sims
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bot. Mag. t. 2634
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sansevieria longiflora Sims var. longiflora
 Acyntha longiflora (Sims) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria longiflora var. fernandopoensis N.E. Br. (1915)
Taxon infra-specific
Sansevieria longiflora Sims var. longiflora
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb with creeping rhizome c. 2,5 cm Ø; leaves 4-6 per shoot, rosulate, spreading, 0,4-1,5 m long including a folded, petiole-like base 7-8x3-9 cm; blade lanceolate, irregularly marked with dark green and grey-green transverse bands, margin red; flowering stem 30-68 cm long; peduncle 12-47 cm, rachis 8-20 cm long; raceme densely many-flowered, ± capitate to ovoid, to 21 cm wide; flowers 1-3 per cluster, greenish-white; perianth 8-13 cm long, tube 6,5-9 cm long, lobes 2,5-3,5 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland on rocky hillsides; sandy soil, usually in shade; 500-1100 m alt.
  Cultivated in E. Africa, Amani, NE Tanzania, and possibly naturalised at forest margins.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:35 (2012)
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