Genus: Sansevieria Thunb.

Possible synonym of: Dracaena Vand.

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Alternate family(ies): Agavaceae, Convallariaceae, Dracaenaceae, Liliaceae, Ruscaceae
Genus number: 10698
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 103 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14 & App. III) over the earlier parahomonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53.2) Sanseverinia Petagna, nom. rej.
  • • also conserved against Acyntha Medik., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Kubitzki, K., ed. 1990-. The families and genera of vascular plants. Note: = Dracaena L.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 5 July 2020.