Taxon: Sansevieria trifasciata Prain

Genus: Sansevieria
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Nomen number: 33072
Place of publication: Bengal pl. 2:1054. 1903
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: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere


    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Brink, M. & R. P. Escobin, eds. 2003. Fibre plants (Pl Res SEAs) 17:217-221.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard) 4:193.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (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.