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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub with erect, unbranched stem 3–4 m high; leaves oblanceolate, 15–25(–50) cm long, 5–10 cm wide, pseudopetiolate, apex acute with a tiny mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, with dense clusters of flowers subtended by purplish 2–5 cm long bracts, pedicels 2–3 mm long, jointed at the middle; perianth white, purple-tinged, 25–28 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits orange, drying black.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A shrub a few feet high or a small tree up to about 15 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence dense, terminal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
White flowers and purple-red bracts
Ecology
In forest.

[FWTA]

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

Note
Remarkable for its elongated sharply acuminate leaves and dense spikes with large bracts.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Zaïre

Dracaena bicolor Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Carvalho [2713], Equatorial Guinea K000522591
Jan 1, 1991 Carvalho [3667], Equatorial Guinea K000522592
Jan 1, 1991 Carvalho [2713], Equatorial Guinea K000522590
Jan 1, 1984 K000255897 lectotype
Jan 1, 1984 K000255898 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1984 Thomson [17], Nigeria K000402136
Jan 1, 1983 Mann, G. [5248], Equatorial Guinea K000099865 lectotype
Jan 1, 1983 Mann, G. [5248], Equatorial Guinea K000099866 isolectotype
Jan 1, 1976 unknown [s.n.], Ghana K000400068 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1976 Opara, N. [A.R.S.1165], Nigeria K000402129
Jan 1, 1976 Talbot, P.A. [2404], Nigeria K000402130
Jan 1, 1976 Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI36231], Nigeria K000402132
Jan 1, 1976 Mann [98], Equatorial Guinea K000522589
Jan 1, 1976 Zenker, G. [2585], Cameroon K000522588
Brenan, J.P.M. [8991], Nigeria 29812.000
Mann, G. [2328] K000402134
Mann, G. [2328] K000402135
s.coll. [s.n.], Ghana K000402137
Talbot, P.A. [1322], Nigeria K000402133
Wit, P. [1142], Nigeria K000402131
Talbot, P.A. [1532], Nigeria Dracaena talbotii K000255919 isotype
Talbot, P.A. [1532], Nigeria Dracaena talbotii K000255920 isotype
Dec 1, 1994 Cheek, M. [5155], Cameroon Dracaena preussii K000436853
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [1019], Cameroon Dracaena preussii K000436486
s.coll. [s.n.] Dracaena preussii K000523744

First published in Bot. Mag. 87: t. 5248 (1861)

Accepted by

  • Damen, T.H.J. & al. (2018). Taxonomic novelties in African Dracaena (Dracaenaceae) Blumea 63: 31-53.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.
  • 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

  • F.T.A. 7: 448
  • Hepper in Kew Bull. 22: 450 (1968).
  • in Bot. Mag. t. 5248 (1861)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Damen, T.H.J. & al. (2018). Taxonomic novelties in African Dracaena (Dracaenaceae) Blumea 63: 31-53.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • R. O. Williams, Useful and Ornamental Plants in Zanzibar and Pemba p. 238 (1949).

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