Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult.f.

First published in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15[bis]. 7: 357 (1829)
This name is a synonym of Dracaena roxburghiana

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Ghoshal, P.P., Chakrabarty, T., Kumar, A. & Dey, S. (2021). Conspectus of the genus Dracaena (Asparagaceae) in the Indo-Burmese region. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 45: 20-32. [Cited as Dracaena roxburghiana.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1978). Flore des Mascareignes 177-188 IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris. [Cited as Sansevieria roxburghiana.]
  • Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. [Cited as Sansevieria roxburghiana.]
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. [Cited as Sansevieria roxburghiana.]
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh. [Cited as Sansevieria roxburghiana.]

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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