The Tanzanian “Sansevieria Grandicuspis” Unmasked

  • Leonard E Newton
  • Robert H Webb


A specimen in Kew herbarium that was collected in 1965 at Lake Duluti, Tanzania, had been identified as Sansevieria grandicuspis. Fresh material collected recently at the same locality was found to be Sansevieria dooneri, for which this is a range extension and a new record for Tanzania. The name S. grandicuspis should be removed from the East African flora.

Keywords: Sansevieria, Tanzania, misidentification

Journal of East African Natural History 100(1&2): 141–144 (2011)

Author Biographies

Leonard E Newton
Department of Plant & Microbial Sciences, Kenyatta University P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Robert H Webb
Arid Lands Greenhouses, 3560 W. Bilby Road, Tucson, U.S.A

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1026-1613
print ISSN: 0012-8317