Sansevieria deserti N.E.Br.

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915: 208 (1915)
This name is a synonym of Dracaena pearsonii

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Sansevieria pearsonii.]
  • Jankalski, S. (2006). Brown's Sansevieria monograph - an update. Sansevieria 15: 21-29. [Cited as Sansevieria pearsonii.]
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(2): 1-83. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Sansevieria pearsonii.]

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

  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43. [Cited as Sansevieria deserti.]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • N.E.Br. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1915: 208 (1915), as {i}deserti{/i}.

Other Data

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