Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult.f.

  • Family : AGAVACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species : Sansevieria roxburghiana
  • Synonym : Sansevieria zeylanica Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Common name : Indian Bow-string Hemp
  • Vernacular name : Marul, Marua (Hin.); Mottamanji (Tam.); Chaga, Chamakada-nar, Sagal, Niyanda (Tel.); Murga (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-261
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy, Arun Singh R. & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/11/2014
  • Collection Locality : Papavinasanam, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Habitat : Stream banks of Mixed forest
  • Key identification features : A rhizomatous shrub. Leaves 8-9 in a tuft, rigid and cross-striped. Flowers are greenish-white in a raceme. Berry is globose.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Comments : On foothills to 1400 m, on dry slopes, and gregarious as an undergrowth in crevices of rocks, etc. Less in plains on scrub jungles.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Andhra Pradesh State; Puri district, Bolangir district, Angul district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. roxburghiana. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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