Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult.f.

  • Family : AGAVACEAE
    (Agave Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RAJANIGANDHA FAMILY (रजनीगंधा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ASPARAGACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Sansevieria zeylanica Roxb. non Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Common name : Indian bowstring hemp
  • Vernacular name : Naghin (Marathi); Murga (Oria); Murul, Murva (Hindi); Chega, Chamakada-nara, Sagal, Niyanda (Telugu); Maran, Manji, Muramachi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Gregarious as an undergrowth in rocky crevices in dry deciduous forests also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to 1400m, on dry slopes in crevices of rocks, less in plains in scrub jungles.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-261
  • Collection Locality : Papavinasanam, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Nagpur district, Osmanabad district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Bolangir district, Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. roxburghiana. Downloaded on 28 June 2022.

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