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Sansevieria trifasciata Prain cv Hahnii

Mom Che Puteh's Garden, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

 

Sansevieria trifasciata Prain. Asparagaceae. Also placed in Agavaceae, Convallariaceae, Dracaenaceae, Liliaceae, Ruscaceae. CN: [Malay - Lidah jin, Lidah mertua], African bowstring-hemp, Konje-hemp, Mother-in-law's-tongue, Snakeplant. Native of Zaire, Nigeria. Ornamental and folk medicines. Sansevieria "Hahnii" is a cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata having rosette characteristic. A study by NASA found that it is one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality by passively absorbing toxins such as nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde.

 

Synonym(s):

Sansevieria laurentii De Wild. [Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii]

 

Ref and suggested reading:

www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?33072

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansevieria_trifasciata

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Taken on August 22, 2011