Sansevieria hallii Chahinian

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Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Save River Gorge at Chilo Lodge Safari Lodge.

Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Save River Gorge at Chilo Lodge Safari Lodge.

Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Save River Gorge at Chilo Lodge Safari Lodge.

Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi

Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi

Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi

Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi

Sansevieria hallii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Old Runde Bridge, Mwenedzi

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Frequency: Locally fairly frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial succulent growing from a creeping rhizome. Leaves 1-3 per shoot, erect, recurved, 60-90 cm long, u-shaped in cross-section, dark grey-green with inconspicuous or no transverse bands; margin often reddish-brown. Flowering stem short and peduncle up to 7 cm, mostly underground. Flowers in a dense capitate inflorescence appearing straight out of the ground; tube 4.5-9.5 cm long, purplish; perianth lobes cream or white, 2-2.5 cm long, recurved. Style 7-11.4 cm long exserted for about 1.5 cm. Fruit c. 1 cm in diameter, globose, wrinkled.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hallii: named after Harry Hall (1906-1986), an English gardener and collector of succulent plants, who worked at Kew Gardens, was Curator of the Manchester Cactus Collection and a horticulturist at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.
Habitat: In shade of shrubs and trees on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 175 - 600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and northern Limpopo, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 February 2015
Literature:

La Croix, I. (2010). Dracaenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Page 26.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 90.


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sansevieria hallii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sansevieria hallii
Ispot Southern Africa : Sansevieria hallii
JSTOR Plant Science: Sansevieria hallii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sansevieria hallii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Sansevieria hallii
Tropicos: Sansevieria hallii
West African Plants database: Sansevieria hallii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sansevieria hallii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114670, retrieved 30 June 2016

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