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Sansevieria kirkii Baker
Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1887: 3 1887


See all synonyms of Sansevieria kirkii
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sansevieria kirkii Baker
Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1887: 3 1887
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra N.E.Br.
Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915: 256 (1915)

Cultivars (2):

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Bowstring Hemp, Bow-string Hemp, Pangane Sansevieria, Pangane Hemp, Star Sansevieria

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Sansevieria kirkii group

  • Sansevieria kirkii Baker: has very horny leaves in texture, with a brown undulating edge and much mottled on both sides. The flower is greenish-white, scented, and has a conical inflorescence. Distribution: anzania, Malawi and Zanzibar.
  • Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra N.E.Br.: has attractive rippled, undulating, dark green leaves, smudged with light green and reddish margins. Very showy white flowers are in rounded clusters that arise on a stout inflorescence from the center of the plant.
  • Sansevieria kirkii cv. Silver Blue: has super chunky silver blue foliage patterned with darker longitudinal lines and mottling. The leaves are exceptionally thick and shorter, and seem different from the S. kirkii. Distribution: Mbeya Province, Tanzania.
  • Sansevieria kirkii cv. Silver Blue variegata: has chunky mottled silver blue foliage variegated with cremy-yellow longitudinal stripes. Margins are very wavy with a narrow, hardened, red-brown and white marginal line.

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