African Plant Database

Sansevieria ascendens L. E. Newton
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bradleya 28: 19 (2010)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Caulescent rhizomatous perennial; stem unbranched, to 1,5 m tall, erect or becoming decumbent or supported by vegetation; leaves spirally arranged, spreading, to 60x3 cm at base, 1-1,5 cm thick near base; inflorescence to 1 m long, 0,35 m wide, paniculate with c. 20 branches, the lower ones 40 cm long, with secondary branching, branches ascending to 21 cm long on longer branches; panicle glomerulate with clusters of 4-6 flowers (nocturnal, sweet scented); flower tube 5 mm long, 3 mm Ø, pale green at base, white finely speckled brown above, lobes 8x1,5 mm, outside white finely speckled brown; fruit spherical, to 9 mm Ø, occasionally 2-3-lobed, becoming yellow-orange.
Ecology : Disturbed bushland on plain around hill; dry bush; degraded Cynometra, Brachylaena forest; 160-352 m alt.
  Confused with S. arborescens. Near S. dumetescens.
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carte afrique num 223002
Record n°223002 created 2010-10-08 - modified 2010-10-08
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