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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Agavaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Palm-like tree 30-45 ft. high, with several branches, leaves aggregated near branch ends
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers creamy white in large shortly branched pendulous inflorescences 3-4 ft. long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits orange to red
Note
Often planted as a fence or ornamental tree,
Ecology
Otherwise in upland forest often near streams.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Juan Fernández Is.

Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1996 Schmidt, H.H. [2186], Ghana K000402096
Jan 1, 1996 Schmidt, H.H. [2186], Ghana K000402095
Jun 1, 1987 Carvalho [2225], Equatorial Guinea K000402430
Jun 1, 1987 Carvalho [2225], Equatorial Guinea K000402431
Jun 1, 1987 Carvalho [2083], Equatorial Guinea K000402432
Jan 1, 1987 Manning, S.D. [656], Cameroon K000402429
Jan 1, 1984 Mann [454], Nigeria K000255891 neotype
Jan 1, 1984 Mann [454], Nigeria K000255892 neotype
Jan 1, 1984 Mann [454], Nigeria K000400302 neotype
Jun 25, 1975 Letouzey, R. [13928], Cameroon K000402428
Nov 1, 1974 Satable, B. [111], Cameroon K000402433
Nov 1, 1974 Satable, B. [111], Cameroon K000402434
Jan 1, 1967 Bos, J.J. [2294], Liberia K000402091
Jan 25, 1966 Morton [SL2931], Sierra Leone K000402090
Jan 3, 1966 Morton [SL3022], Sierra Leone K000402089
Jan 1, 1966 Fleury, F. [26662] K000523110
Nov 17, 1965 Morton, J.K. [SL 122], Sierra Leone K000255890 isoneotype
Jan 1, 1954 Roberty, G. [16138], Guinea K000402087
Dec 1, 1948 Brenan, J.P.M. [8717], Nigeria K000402100
Dec 1, 1948 Brenan, J.P.M. [8717], Nigeria K000402098
Dec 1, 1948 Brenan, J.P.M. [8717], Nigeria K000402099
Brunt, M. [966], Cameroon 26917.000
Brenan, J.P.M. [8717], Nigeria 5460.000
Moller [13], São Tomé K000203796
Talbot, P.A. [740], Nigeria K000402097
Louis [1326], Congo, DRC K000402422
s.coll. [s.n.] K000203797
Welwitch [3737], Angola K000523112
Brunt, M [966], Cameroon K000402101
Latilo, M.G. [FHI34352], Cameroon K000402426
Linder, D.H. [654], Liberia K000402092
Brunt, M [966], Cameroon K000402425
Burbidge, K. [483], Sierra Leone K000402088
De[w]ed [1133], Congo, DRC K000402423
Moller [107], São Tomé K000203795
Cummins, H.A. [167] K000402093
Lebrun, J. [1411], Congo, DRC K000402424
Gossweiler, J. [10002], Angola K000523111
Lock [GC43791], Ghana K000402094
Bos, J.J. [4362], Cameroon K000402427

First published in Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 341 (1821)

Accepted by

  • Danton, P. & Perrier, C. (2004). Liste de la Flore vasculaire de l'île Robinson Crusoe archipel Juan Fernández, Chili Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 24: 67-78.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Enum. Hort. Berol. 1: 341(1821)
  • F.T.A. 7: 439
  • Keay, Onochie & Stanfield, Nig. Trees 2: 440 (1964).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Danton, P. & Perrier, C. (2004). Liste de la Flore vasculaire de l'île Robinson Crusoe archipel Juan Fernández, Chili Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 24: 67-78.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.

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