African Plant Database

Sansevieria pedicellata La Croix
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 59(4): 620 (2004 [2005])
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb with long (to 70 cm) rhizome to 5 cm Ø; leaves 4-6-15 per growth, linear-lanceolate, 72x6 cm, plain green, with a red line around margin and a thin white line outside that, apex a sharp point; peduncle 30 cm long, 4 mm Ø; rachis over 27 cm long; flowers 4-6 per cluster, whitish; pedicel remnants 1,5-1,8 cm long, long persistent; perianth 9-10 cm long, tube 8-9 cm, lobes 1,7-2 cm long; fruit known ! (Sansevieria 20: 5, 2009).
Ecology : Among rocks by streams; undergrowth of moist evergreen forests; frequently forming large groups of plants rooting superficially in thick, fertile leaf litter; with Millettia stuhlmannii, Albizia gummifera, Craibia brevicaudata; on soil derived from shist; 700-1500 m alt.

Bibliography other :
  • Sansevieria J. 14: 12 (2006).
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carte afrique num 179861
Record n°179861
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