African Plant Database

Sansevieria metallica Gérôme & Labroy
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 173 (1903)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sansevieria metallica Gérôme & Labroy var. metallica (1903)
 Acyntha metallica (Gérôme & Labroy) Chiov.
Taxon infra-specific
Sansevieria metallica Gérôme & Labroy var. metallica (1903)
Sansevieria metallica var. nyasica N.E. Br. (1903)
Sansevieria metallica var. longituba N.E. Br. (1903)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb with reddish rhizome c. 2 cm Ø; leaves 1-3 per shoot, lanceolate, strongly mottled, 0,7-1,1 m x 4,5-6 cm, narrowed from the middle to a 10-60 cm channelled petiole; flowering stem 0,4-1,2 m tall; peduncle 45-60 x 3 cm; rachis 31-45 cm long; raceme lax; flowers 2-7 per cluster, white, sometimes tinged red; tube 1,3-1,8 cm long, lobes 1-2 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Sandy soils; 0-900 m alt.
  S. Africa. – Disjunct area: Mt Cameroon – East Africa. Naturalised in Réunion (Fl. Mascareignes 183, Liliac.: 30, 1978).
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Record n°175004 modified 2007-04-02
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