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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Sansevieria cylindrica Bojer
Snake plant

Sansevieria cylindrica
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 85 [ser. 3, vol. 15]: t. 5093 (1859) [W.H. Fitch]

Family: Asparagaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Africa; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly cultivated from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. Reported for the Monroe County Keys by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, but a specimen at FSU needs to be checked.

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Sansevieria cylindrica has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Sansevieria cylindrica
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 85 [ser. 3, vol. 15]: t. 5093 (1859) [W.H. Fitch]

Sansevieria cylindrica
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches [ed. William Robinson], vol. 9: p. 387 (1876)