Images by Bhaskar K - identified by Anil Thakur (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce

Images by Samir Mehta (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

Images by Bhagyashri Ranade - validation by Ajinkya Gadave

BinomialHabitNotesReferencesDistributionCommon nameEnglish name
Sansevieria roxburghiana Schultes & Schultes HerbPlains, Dry Evergreen to Dry Deciduous ForestsFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989All districtsMarun, Mottamamji
Sansevieria thyrsiflora Thunb. (syn. of Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce) HerbPlains, Cultivated, Native of AfricaFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. III, 1989All districts
Sansevieria trifasciata Hort. ex PrainHerbPlains, Cultivated, Native of AfricaMatthew, 1999All districts Snake Plant
Sansevieria varians N.E.BrHerbPlains to Mid Altitude, Cultivated, Native of Africa All districts

Botanical nameFamilyCommon name
Sansevieria cylindrica Ruscaceae Spear Sansevieria
Sansevieria parva Ruscaceae Kenya Hyacinth
Sansevieria trifasciata Ruscaceae Snake Plant


FRLHT Indian Medicinal Plants Nomenclature Database with images/ herbarium, distribution, local names etc. :

Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India  By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details)-

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- 
Sansevieria guineensis (L.) Willd. is a synonym of Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce,
Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach, Volume 2 By Kumudranjan Naskar (1993- Details)-
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- 
Sansevieria aubrytiana Gérôme & Labroy (syn. of Sansevieria kirkii Baker)
Sansevieria guineensis (L.) Willd. is a synonym of Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce,
Sansevieria zanzibarica Gérôme & Labroy is a syn. of Sansevieria arborescens Cornu ex Gérôme & Labroy  &

Sansevieria : 2 posts by 1 author.  
I have updated efi page on Sansevieria.
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links.
Any comments are welcome.

Pl. go through Sansevieria page (Asparagaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by ...).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.