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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Sansevieria hyacinthoides

Scientific Name Sansevieria hyacinthoides
Common Name Mother-in-law tongue
Family Ruscaceae
Info "Sansevieria is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants, whose common names include mother-in-law's tongue, devil's tongue, jinn's tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant and snake tongue. The flowers are greenish-white, produced on a simple or branched raceme. The fruit is a red or orange berry. In nature, Sansevieria flowers are pollinated by moths, but both flowering and fruiting is erratic and few seeds are produced.["
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 2/7/2013
Links "http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=148, http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/genus.pl?10698, http://www.about-garden.com/a/en/1919-sansevieria-trifasciata-snake-plant/"
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