Sansevieria cylindrica

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Sansevieria cylindrica Bojer ex Hook.
  • The generic name Sansevieria is given in the honour of Duke Raimondodi Sanrio, Prince of Sanseviero.

  • Common Name : Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Spear Sansevieria
  • Plant Family : Asparagaceae
  • Plant Form : Succulents
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 22, 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Sansevieria cylindrica Plant :

  • Habit : A perennial herb with short thick rhizome.
  • Leaves : Erect, rigid, terete, quite solid, leathery, circular in outline, grooved, tapering at the apex, dark green with grey-green cross bands, becoming less conspicuous with age.
  • Inflorescence : Raceme
  • Flowers : Cream-white, tinged with pink in fascicles along the rachis of a young raceme.
  • Significance : Occasionally cultivated as a foliage plant.