African Plant Database

Sansevieria bacularis Pfennig ex A. Butler & Jankalski
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria 22: 3 (2010)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sansevieria fischeri auct. sensu Thulin 1994, non Marais
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stem 50-70 cm tall, 0,4-0,6 cm Ø, light or dark green, often speckled or shaded with purple; leaves mostly solitary, occasionally 2, verrucose, cylindrical or slightly compressed, 1,25-1,7 m long, 1,1-1,5 cm Ø, dark green with lighter cross-banding, apex soft; inflorescence an unbranched thyrse, peduncle 50-70 cm long, often purple-speckled, fertile part 30-45 cm long; flowers 2-8 per cluster, white with 6 purple stripes; lobes linear, tip obtuse, reflexed, 1,5-1,7 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Cliffs of river valley; edge of lake; xerophyllous thickets on stony soils; 1150-1400 m alt.
  Near S. canaliculata; confused with S. cylindrica but in S. bacularis the leaves are usually solitary or in pairs and do not form the 2-ranked growth with 3-4 leaves as in S. cylindrica.
  The original living collection of S. bacularis is of unknown natural origin, grown by Pfennig (PF62), and the only one currently in cultivation, grown in collections in many parts of the world (misnamed as S. sulcata).
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carte afrique num 231685
Record n°231685 created 2013-07-26
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