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Family: Dracaenaceae  

 Sansevieria eilensis

A large but dry plant.

Author:  B. Juan Chahinian 1995
Family:  Dracaenaceae 
Habitat:  Eyl Pass, Somalia
Soil:  Limestone gravel
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2,5 centimetres
Height:  24 centimetres
Flower:  Crème Coloured
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes

Part of the flower, taken by Jacques van Thiel at Eyl Pass.


This rare member of the Dracaenaceae family was described by B. Juan Chahinian in 1995. It is only found in the Eyl Pass, four kilometres north west of Eyl in Somalia. It grow in limestone gravel with little water and prefers the shadow. The rhizomes grow to 2,5 centimetre in diameter, the leaves up to 24 centimetres long - and VERY slow! The flowers are crème coloured.