1110.000 Sansevieria Thunb.

La Croix, I. (2010) Dracaenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) 13-35

Obermeyer, A.A. (1992) Dracaenaceae: Sansevieria Flora of Southern Africa 5(3)

Description of the genus

Stemless, coarse, evergreen, drought-hardy perennials, strongly rhizomatous and forming colonies. Rhizome cylindric, thick and fibrous. Leaves sessile, arranged in a rosette or distichously. Inflorescence a dense, cylindric raceme. Flowers numerous, subsessile, in irregular clusters along the scape, nocturnal, delicately scented. Perianth with a long narrow tube, bulbous at base, with 6 spreading to recurved lobes. Fruit a berry. Seeds 1-3, bony.

Worldwide: Over 100 species in the dry tropics and South Africa, Madagascar, south Asia and Arabia

Zimbabwe: 11 taxa.

Sansevieria pearsonii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopica Thunb.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
concinna N.E. Br.S
cylindrica Hook.W
hallii ChahinianE,SDescription, Image
humiflora D.J. RichardsE
hyacinthoides (L.) DruceN,C,E,SImage
kirkii BakerN,W,C,E,S
longiflora SimsN,E
pearsonii N.E. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
scimitariformis D.J. RichardsN
stuckyi God.-Leb.E

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Sansevieria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=358, retrieved 26 May 2017

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