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Taxon: Sansevieria trifasciata Prain

Genus: Sansevieria
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Nolinoideae. Also placed in: Agavaceae Convallariaceae Dracaenaceae Liliaceae Ruscaceae
Nomen number: 33072
Place of publication: Bengal pl. 2:1054. 1903
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

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Common names:

  • African bowstring-hemp   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • konje-hemp   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • mother-in-law's-tongue   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • snakeplant   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • chanvre d'Afrique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • lengua de suegra   (Source: F Mesoamer ) – Spanish
  • sansevieria   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • svärmors tunga   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Nigeria [n.]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. [cult.].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 4:193.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Sansevieria trifasciata Prain:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?33072 (22 September 2014)

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