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Sansevieria pedicellata

La Croix

Asparagaceae


It has been proposed by Pei-Luen Lu1 & Clifford W. Morden( in Phylogenetic Relationships among Dracaenoid Genera (Asparagaceae: Nolinoideae) Inferred from Chloroplast DNA Loci, Systematic Botany (2014), 39(1): pp. 90-104, DOI 10.1600/036364414X678035), that the genus Sansevieria should be transferred to the genus Dracaena. This treatment has not yet been taken up universally and so, for the time being, we are leaving Sansevieria as distinct. The proposed new name in Dracaena can be seen below in the list of synonyms.

+ Synonyms

Dracaena pedicellata (la Croix) Byng & Christenh.

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General Information

Sansevieria pedicellata is a stemless, evergreen, succulent perennial plant growing from a rhizomatous rootstock. It produces clumps of 4 - 15 leaves around 60 - 140cm long and 6cm wide. The plant can spread by suckers to form small colonies[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Sansevieria pedicellata has a restricted range and is known from only 10 sites. Only a small minority of the sites appear to have experienced significant habitat loss, and the fact that it occurs in steep and inaccessible ravine forests helps to protect it from human impact. The species is harvested locally for medicinal use, but we have inferred that this is having minimal impact on the population. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East Africa - Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe

Habitat

Among rocks by streams; undergrowth of moist evergreen forests; frequently forming large groups of plants rooting superficially in thick, fertile leaf litter on soil derived from gneiss or shist; at elevations from 700 - 1,500 metres[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.70 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The flowers are sweetly scented[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The fresh rhizomes or dried powdered rhizomes are used for the treatment of gonorrhea, scrotal elephantiasis, infected
navel in infants and diseases related to AIDS[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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