African Plant Database

Sansevieria powysii L. E. Newton
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bradleya 28: 24 (2010)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Caulescent rhizomatous herb; stem erect, unbranched, to 2 m or more tall; leaves spreading, becoming deflexed, spirally arranged, to 43x2 cm wide near base, 1,7-2 cm thick near base, canaliculate above, convex below, margin red-brown, 1 mm wide, apex a firm brownish spine 5 mm long; inflorescence to 85 cm long, 45 cm wide, paniculate, with up to 20 branches, branches spreading-ascending, lower ones to 35 cm long, uppermost to 11 cm, up to 6 lower branches with secondary branching; flowers 4-6 per cluster, pale yellowish with brown midstripe on lobes; tube 5-6 mm long, lobes to 7 mm long, nocturnal; fruit spherical, 8-9 mm Ø.
Ecology : Coral cliffs in dense vegetation; dunes close to the sea.
  Newton suggested (Bradleya, l.c.) that Thulin’s plate of S. powellii might be S. powysii. However, Butler (Sansevieria 24, 2010) thinks that this is not the case.
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carte afrique num 223003
Record n°223003 created 2010-10-08 - modified 2010-10-08
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