Sansevieria Dwarf Samurai
I am still trying to get a grasp of the various names given to Sansevieria species in the trade. I recently got a few new Sansevierias from Thailand and Sansevieria Dwarf Samurai was included as a gift.
Now to anyone that is familiar with plant names when you see something like Sansevieria Dwarf Samurai you would usually conclude that it is a hybrid. Of course after a little research I have found that Sansevieria names are a total mess and they certainly do not follow proper naming practices. It seems that most of the plants have what amount to trade names instead of proper botanical names.
Anyways after digging around online I have come to the conclusion that Sansevieria Dwarf Samurai was one of the plants collected by Lavranos near Mogadishu in Somalia, the plant being given the catalog number LAV 23154.
Does anyone have the Sansevieria Journal #4 1995 that discusses this plant? I have found an excerpt that probably came from the journal and it states that this species is most likely a form of Sansevieria rorida or ehrenbergii.