Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Sansevieria ID please?

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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Nov 18, 2012 6:19 PM CST
This unusual Sans was shared with me a few years ago.

I've not been able to get a firm ID but am charmed by it.

The first photo shows the ribbing Thumb of 2012-11-19/pod/9fe18d
on the stalks. I see it has an old bloom stalk sticking out from the main body.

Thumb of 2012-11-19/pod/8da484

This second photo shows how it sends out runners to produce new plants.
The new plants also puts out heavy roots.



The third photo will show it is not a large plant.

Thumb of 2012-11-19/pod/099261

I have it in a 6" hanging pot. I hang it up high as the tips of these stalks have incredibly sharp points.

I (and the sweet gal that shared this with me) would love to know which Sans this is.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 18, 2012 7:15 PM CST
Not 100% sure but could be Sansevieria suffruticosa
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 19, 2012 6:30 AM CST
Another possibility is S. phillipsiae ... or maybe S. malawai. Smiling
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 19, 2012 6:33 AM CST
Or S. hargesia Somalia. Smiling
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Name: Kristi
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Nov 19, 2012 7:27 AM CST
All interesting suggestions ~ thank you both but none of those look quite right.

My photos don't quite illustrate how primitive this Sans looks.
It may be a cross of the above suggestions but it is closer to the harqesia Somalia than the rest.

And now I've got an urge to go Sansevieria shopping. lol
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 19, 2012 7:36 AM CST
Some good photos for comparison here:

http://www.bobsmoleys.com/sansev.html

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Name: Ang
Bremerton, WA (Zone 7b)
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tikipod
Nov 20, 2012 9:28 PM CST
pod could it be Sansevieria cylindrica?
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Nov 20, 2012 10:05 PM CST
Hi! Yes, it is one of the cylindricas ~ perhaps I need to search in that direction.

I also have a Sans Francisii which is a lot smaller than this one but is similar to this plant. The tips of the leaves on both plants have a really sharp brown tip. The Francisii also puts out a runner for the new plant in the same manner that this one does. I just don't know... I've not seen one like it. My start was shared from the Oregon area.

I got lost in the BobSmoley link for a while. That is sure dangerous for me... lol
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 21, 2012 4:53 AM CST
Hilarious! I know the feeling. nodding
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