University of Florida Herbarium
Catalog #: 215384
Occurrence ID (GUID): ac1eba0b-8e5a-4318-b141-1e07a49e7a9f
Taxon: Sansevieria trifasciata Prain
Family: Ruscaceae
ID Remarks: [Orig. id.:] Sansevieria trifasciata Prain [Det.:] K. Porter-Utley [Det. date:] August 1997
Collector: Kristen Porter-Utley   95-84   
Date: 1995-11-27
Verbatim Date: 27 November 1995
Locality: United States, Florida, Miami-Dade, United States: Florida: Dade [Miami-Dade] County. Miami; Santeria priest's backyard.
Location Remarks: Miami
Reproductive Condition: vegetative
Preparations: Preserved herbarium specimens
Notes: [Common name:] Lengua de Vaca --[Label note:] Santeria: Used for limpiezas. It is often planted around homes or the leaves are nailed to the wall or door of a household to bring good luck and drive away bad spirits. --[Label footing:] Voucher for Master's thesis. Porter-Utley, Kristen. 1997. Santeria: an Ethnobotanical Study in Miami, Florida, USA.; cultivated
Disposition: FLASCAT
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Rights Holder: University of Florida
Record ID: 202fb234-51a2-4ff0-a333-42a42e992c75
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Kent D. Perkins, Collection Manager (
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