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Sansevieria hyacinthoides (iguanatail)


Invasive Species

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.
View ISSG Record: Sansevieria hyacinthoides


Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Shrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa


Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)[2]


Tanzania to S. Africa;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Co-existence and niche segregation of three small bovid species in southern Mozambique, Herbert H.T. Prins, Willem F. de Boer, Herman van Oeveren, Augusto Correia, Jorge Mafuca and Han Olff, 2006 East African Wild Life Society, Afr. J. Ecol., 44, 186–198