Sansevieria kirkii Baker

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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La Croix, I. (2010). Dracaenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 29 - 30.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 90.

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Flora of Malawi: Sansevieria kirkii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sansevieria kirkii
African Plant Database: Sansevieria kirkii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sansevieria kirkii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sansevieria kirkii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Sansevieria kirkii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sansevieria kirkii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Sansevieria kirkii
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Wikipedia: Sansevieria kirkii

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sansevieria kirkii., retrieved 19 September 2020

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