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Common name
African bowstring hemp (English), bowstring hemp (English), iguanatail (English)
Synonym
Cordyline guineensis , (L.) Britt.
Sansevieria metallica , Horton ex Gerome & Labroy
Sansevieria thyrsiflora , Thunb.
Sansevieria guineensis , (L.) Willd.
Cordyline guineensis , (L.) Britton
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Summary
Sansevieria hyacinthioides is an extremely durable, and tough rhizomatous perennial. S. hyacinthioides has escaped in Florida, where it is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a Category II invasive exotic. On the Cayman Islands where it is introduced forms a dense groundcover which can inhibit native herbaceous species.

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment

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Publication date: 2010-11-10

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2018) Species profile: Sansevieria hyacinthoides. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Sansevieria+hyacinthoides on 15-12-2018.

Management Info
Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Sansevieria hyacinthoides for Florida in the USA returned a high score of 14 with a recommendation to 'reject' the plant for import. S. hyacinthioides have escaped in Florida, where it is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a Category II invasive exotic.
Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Sansevieria hyacinthoides
NATIVE RANGE
  • mozambique
  • namibia
  • south africa
Informations on Sansevieria hyacinthoides has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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Management information
Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Sansevieria hyacinthoides for Florida in the USA returned a high score of 14 with a recommendation to 'reject' the plant for import. S. hyacinthioides have escaped in Florida, where it is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a Category II invasive exotic.
Bibliography
6 references found for Sansevieria hyacinthoides

Managment information
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2010. Sansevieria hyacinthoides Prain, Asparagaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/wra/tncflwra/pdfs/tncflwra_sansevieria_hyacinthoides_ispm.pdf [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2010. Risk Assessment: Sansevieria hyacinthoides Prain, Asparagaceae
Summary: Available from: http://166.122.60.44/Pier/species/sansevieria_hyacinthoides.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
General information
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=505007 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
USDA, NRCS, 2010. Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce iguanatail. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Summary: Available from: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SAHY2 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Varnham, K. 2006 (Updated 2009). Database of non-native species occurring in UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 372, Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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