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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda and Zambia.
Dracaena aubryana

[FTEA]

Dracenaceae, Geoffrey Mwachala & Paul Mbugua, Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 0.4–2.5 m high, usually unbranched; stem erect, often twisted spirally
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, often asymmetric, ovate to narrowly ovate, 10–40(–60) cm long, (1.5–)4–10(–15) cm wide, base rounded or cuneate, apex acute to cuspidate; petiole 5–30(–100) cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, spicate or paniculate, 9–70 cm long, unbranched or with a few branches near the base; flowers in groups of 1–3(–7) on distinct knobs with a single triangular bract to 10 mm long; pedicel 0–2 mm long, articulated below the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or greenish-white, each lobe often with purple-red central band, (10–)15–30(–55) mm long, tube 5–10(–30) mm long, lobes 10–20 mm long, to 2.5 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits shiny bright orange, deeply 1–3-lobed, lobes ovoid, 8–18 mm long, 4–9 mm in diameter; seeds dirty white, ovoid, 6–14 mm wide, 5–7 mm long.
Distribution
West and Central Africa from Sierra Leone to Congo-Kinshasa and Angola
Ecology
Moist forest; may be locally common; 600–850 m
Conservation
Least concern

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A herb with imbricated leaf bases on a very short stem
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
An inflorescence about 1 ft. high, shorter than the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small and green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits greenish yellow or red
Ecology
In forest.

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded

Native to:

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

Dracaena aubryana Brongn. ex É.Morren appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 24, 2004 Devred, R. [1198], Congo, DRC K000522608
Mar 24, 2004 Jean Louis [3417], Congo, DRC K000522607
Mar 24, 2004 Devred, R. [1373], Congo, DRC K000522609
Feb 1, 1997 Latilo, M.G. [FHI18218], Nigeria K000402117
Feb 1, 1997 Latilo, M.G. [FHI28950] K000402126
Jan 1, 1996 Poulsen, A.D. [1162], Congo, DRC K000522551
Jan 1, 1984 Mann [898], Sierra Leone K000255895 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1984 Mann [898], Sierra Leone K000255894 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1984 Mann [898], Sierra Leone K000255893 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1982 Welwitsch [3747], Angola K000255896 paratype
Jan 1, 1982 Chapman, J.D. [4244], Nigeria K000402118
Jan 1, 1982 Sanford, W.W. [5818], Equatorial Guinea K000522539
Jan 1, 1982 Zenker, G. [4362a], Cameroon K000522606
Jan 1, 1982 s.coll. [s.n.] K000523706
Jan 1, 1982 Aké Assi, L. [7297], Côte d'Ivoire K000402110
Jan 1, 1982 Mann, G. [1036] K000522542
Jan 1, 1982 Mann, G. [1036] K000522541
Jan 1, 1982 s.coll. [s.n.] K000523707
Jan 1, 1982 Deighton, F.C. [4121], Sierra Leone K000402103
Jan 1, 1982 Zenker, G. [4361], Cameroon K000522605
Jan 1, 1982 Soyaux, H. [96], Gabon K000522544
Jan 1, 1982 Gossweiler, J. [14037], Angola K000523224
Jan 1, 1982 Baldwin, J.T. [11449], Liberia K000402106
Jan 1, 1982 unknown [s.n.] K000402128
Jan 1, 1982 Maitland [1714] K000402127
Jan 1, 1982 Sanford, W.W. [6093], Equatorial Guinea K000522540
Jan 1, 1982 Mann, G. [1036] K000522543
Jan 1, 1982 Latilo, M.G. [FHI34450] K000402124
Jan 1, 1982 Baldwin, J.T. [11082], Liberia K000402105
Mar 22, 1968 Daramola, B.O. [FHI61885], Nigeria K000402114
Jan 1, 1966 Hepper, F.N. [1875], Nigeria K000402125
Madhusoodanan, P.V. [4915] K000401251
Baldwin, J.T. [14048], Liberia K000402107
Bos, J.J. [2655], Liberia K000402109
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [2464], Côte d'Ivoire K000402111
Chapman, J.D. [4655], Nigeria K000402121
Chapman, J.D. [4836], Nigeria K000402122
Halle, N. [5469], Gabon K000522545
Evens, J. [1722], Uganda K000522886
illegible [K3690], Uganda K000522888
Gossweiler, J. [8769], Angola K000523223
Cooper, G.P. [168], Liberia K000402108
s.coll. [s.n.] K000523705
Hepper, F.N. [8125], Côte d'Ivoire K000402112
Chapman, J.D. [3785], Nigeria K000402116
Deighton, F.C. [3264], Sierra Leone K000402102
Adam, J.G. [21484], Liberia K000402104
Olorunfemi [FHI70693], Nigeria K000402120
Chapman, J.D. [3674], Nigeria K000402113
Tuley, P. [2131], Nigeria K000402115
Madhusoodanan, P.V. [4915] K000401252
Thomas, A.S. [Th2784], Uganda K000522887
Olorunfemi [FHI70693], Nigeria K000402119
Masens, B. [360], Congo, DRC K000522550
Le Testu [1356], Gabon K000522546
Le Testu [1356], Gabon K000522547
Griffon du Bellay [s.n.] K000522548
Chapman, J.D. [5309], Nigeria K000402123
Welwitsch [3744], Guinea Dracaena monostachya K000255927 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1966 de Wilde, W.J.J.O. [1661], Cameroon Dracaena humilis K000522531
Jan 1, 1961 Breteler, F.J. [1083], Cameroon Dracaena humilis K000522530
Hepper, F.N. [1875], Cameroon Dracaena humilis 31144.000

First published in Belgique Hort. 10: 348 (1860)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bos, Dracaena in W Afr.: 29, t. 4, photo. 10 (1984).
  • E.Morren in Bull. Fed. Soc. 1860: 302 (1861)
  • E.Morren, Belg. Hort. 10: 348 (1860)

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