Taxon: Sansevieria trifasciata Prain

 
Genus: Sansevieria
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Nomen number: 33072
Place of publication: Bengal pl. 2:1054. 1903
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 15-Dec-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 15-Dec-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

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: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; F Mesoamer)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Pl Res SEAs 17:217. 2003)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Nigeria (n.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  3. Brink, M. & R. P. Escobin, eds. 2003. Fibre plants (Pl Res SEAs) 17:217-221.
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard) 4:193.
  7. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  9. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  10. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  11. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  12. St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Sansevieria trifasciata Prain :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?33072. Accessed 23 April 2018.