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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A shrub of straggling habit up to 15 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers whitish green
Ecology
In forest undergrowth.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 0.3–3.5(–8) m high; stems branched, producing cane-like shoots, leafy or clad in caducous white or pale green prophylls with distant pseudowhorls of leaves; prophylls triangular, to 10 cm long, sheathing the stem; branches at right angles to the stem, piercing the sheathing base of the supporting leaf
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate, 5–33 cm long, 1–8.5 cm wide, base cuneate to attenuate into the 1–4 cm long petiole, the very base amplexicaul, apex acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pendent, spicate, 5–50 cm long; flowers in groups of 2–20; pedicels to 5 mm long, articulated above the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or with some purple on the lobes, 1.9–3 cm long, tube as long as or twice or more, as long as the lobes, tube 15–20 mm long, lobes 4–10 mm long, ± 2 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits orange or red, globose or depressed globose, lobed when more than 1-seeded, 7–21 mm in diameter; seeds straw-coloured, hemispherical when single, flattened when several, 4–11 mm long, 5–14 mm wide and 2–9 mm thick.
Distribution
W Africa from Guinea to Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and S to Angola and Zambia
Ecology
Riverine forest; ± 1500 m
Conservation
Least concern

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded

Native to:

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

Dracaena camerooniana Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 9, 2009 Louis [11252], Congo, DRC K000522625
Jul 9, 2009 Bequaert, J. [2252] K000522626
Jul 7, 2009 Dubois, J. [440], Congo, DRC K000522602
Jul 1, 2007 Burgt, X.M. van der [887], Cameroon K000436934
Jan 1, 2007 Congdon, T.C.E. [697], Zambia K000523666
May 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5170], Cameroon K000339471
May 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5170], Cameroon K000339470
Mar 24, 2004 Louis [14223], Congo, DRC K000522632
Feb 1, 1997 Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI31243], Nigeria K000402151
Feb 1, 1997 Brenan, J.P.M. [9045], Nigeria K000402145
Jan 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [530], Cameroon K000436445
Jan 1, 1995 Nkeng, P. [75], Cameroon K000437066
Jan 1, 1995 Tekwe, C. [131], Cameroon K000436446
Jan 1, 1995 Khayota, B. [485], Cameroon K000540324
Jan 1, 1995 Mbani, J. M. [148], Cameroon K000436449
Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [477], Cameroon K000436846
Jan 1, 1995 Nkeng, P. [35], Cameroon K000436444
Jan 1, 1995 Sidwell, K. [107], Cameroon K000436328
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [718], Cameroon K000436512
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [794], Cameroon K000436515
Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [425], Cameroon K000437463
Dec 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [653], Cameroon K000437980
Dec 1, 1994 Cheek, M. [5443], Cameroon K000436516
Dec 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [734], Cameroon K000436686
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [817], Cameroon K000437432
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [609], Cameroon K000437462
Dec 1, 1994 von Rege, I. [108], Cameroon K000436559
Dec 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [539], Cameroon K000437570
Dec 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [864], Cameroon K000339529
Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [271], Cameroon K000865031
Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [271], Cameroon K000436851
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1333], Cameroon K000865018
Jan 1, 1992 Cheek, M. [3232], Cameroon K000865023
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1028], Cameroon K000865030
Jan 1, 1992 Jaff, B. [250], Cameroon K000865033
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1333], Cameroon K000865038
Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [316], Cameroon K000865032
Jan 1, 1981 Lowe, J. [2043] K000402148
Jan 1, 1981 Symoens, J.-J. [12354], Congo, DRC K000522507
Jan 1, 1981 Gossweiler, J. [8217], Angola K000522512
Jan 1, 1981 Richards, H.M. [1845], Zambia K000523210
Jan 1, 1981 Fanshawe, D.B. [8207], Zambia K000523217
Jan 1, 1981 Bullock, A.A. [1106], Zambia K000453595
Jan 1, 1981 Hutchinson, J. [4115], Congo, DRC K000523216
Jan 1, 1981 Kennedy, J.D. [2645], Nigeria K000402150
Jan 1, 1981 Fanshawe, D.B. [8624], Zambia K000523218
Jan 1, 1981 Bates, G.L. [s.n.], Cameroon K000522501
Jan 1, 1981 Scott Elliot, G.F. [4551], Sierra Leone K000453574
Jan 1, 1981 Brenan, J.P.M. [8599], Nigeria K000402146
Jan 1, 1981 Fanshawe, D.B. [1367], Zambia K000453599
Jan 1, 1981 Richards, H.M. [1845], Zambia K000523211
Jan 1, 1981 Scott Elliot, G.F. [5009], Sierra Leone K000453576
Jan 1, 1981 Daramola, B.O. [FHI 72332], Nigeria K000453590
Jan 1, 1981 Soyaux, H. [61], Gabon K000522506
Jan 1, 1981 Daramola, B.O. [FHI62736], Nigeria K000523803
Jan 1, 1981 Richards, H.M. [15266], Zambia K000523209
Jan 1, 1981 Gossweiler, J. [8217], Angola K000522509
Jan 1, 1981 Bullock, A.A. [3862], Zambia K000523215
Jan 1, 1981 Zenker, G. [2309], Cameroon K000402492
Jan 1, 1981 Baldwin, J.T. [7012], Liberia K000453578
Jan 1, 1981 Fanshawe, D.B. [F1021], Zambia K000523219
Jan 1, 1981 Mutimushi, J.M. [3033], Zambia K000453597
Jan 1, 1981 Burton [s.n.], Ghana K000402144
Jan 1, 1981 Bullock, A.A. [1106], Zambia K000453596
Jan 1, 1981 Ejiofor [FHI14032], Nigeria K000402152
Jan 1, 1981 St. Clair-Thompson [1094], Zambia K000523214
Jan 1, 1981 Binuyo, A. [FHI35552], Cameroon K000522502
Feb 1, 1979 Baldwin, J.T. [6178], Liberia K000453580
Feb 1, 1979 Letouzey, R. [13531], Cameroon K000453571
Feb 1, 1979 Letouzey, R. [10573], Cameroon K000522504
Feb 1, 1979 Adams, C.D. [2128], Ghana K000453585
Feb 1, 1979 Brenan, J.P.M. [9073], Nigeria K000453589
Feb 1, 1979 Sanane, M. [87], Zambia K000523220
Jan 1, 1972 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6322], Cameroon K000522503
Jan 1, 1968 Hall, J.B. [GC 38524], Ghana K000453588
Jan 1, 1966 Lecomte, H. [E20], Congo K000203794 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1966 Adam, J.G. [21420], Liberia K000453579
Nov 1, 1964 Oldeman, R.A.A. [984], Côte d'Ivoire K000453581
Jan 1, 1964 Breteler, F.J. [1981], Cameroon K000453568
Jan 1, 1960 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [2217], Côte d'Ivoire K000453582
Dec 17, 1938 Welwitsch [3748], Angola K000255948 Unknown type material
Dec 17, 1938 Eyles [8217], Zimbabwe K000523212
Bullock, A.A. [3862], Zambia 15171.000
Mann, G. [1204], Cameroon K000255902 Unknown type material
Mann, G. [1204], Cameroon K000255901 Unknown type material
Mann, G. [1204], Cameroon K000255900 Unknown type material
Mann, G. [1204], Cameroon K000255899 holotype
Linder, D.H. [765], Liberia K000402141
Aké Assi, L. [9242], Côte d'Ivoire K000402143
Evrard, C. [2998], Congo K000453562
Klaine, R.P. [466], Gabon K000522505
Thomas, D.W. [417], Cameroon K000453572
Richards, H.M. [5561], Zambia K000523213
Thomas, D.W. [417], Cameroon K000453573
Hepper, F.N. [7961], Côte d'Ivoire K000453584
Gossweiler, J. [14127], Angola K000453601
Goyder, D.J. [3128], Zambia K000453602
Evrard, C. [6128], Congo K000453560
Aké Assi, L. [8387], Côte d'Ivoire K000402142
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [5995], Cameroon K000453569
Gilbert, G. [10204], Congo K000453565
Fanshawe, D.B. [3207], Zambia K000453600
Preuss [146], Cameroon K000402493
Vigne, C. [4091], Ghana K000453587
Hepper, F.N. [7961], Côte d'Ivoire K000453583
White, F. [3405], Zambia K000453592
Evrard, C. [5931], Congo K000453561
Plumpton, E.D. [76], Ghana K000453586
Fanshawe, D.B. [3543], Zambia K000453594
Saeger, H. de [1532], Congo K000453563
Troupin, G. [257], Congo, DRC K000522508
Wilde, J.J.F.E. de [7891], Cameroon K000453567
Hooper, S. [35], Zambia K000453598
Talbot, P.A. [730], Nigeria K000402149
Kennedy, J.D. [1135], Nigeria K000453591
Thomas, N.W. [4169], Sierra Leone K000453575
Witte, G.F. de [6147], Congo K000453564
Moutsambote, J.M. [6676], Congo K000617372
Angus, A. [406], Zambia K000453593
Chevalier, A. [10927], Congo K000453566
Chevalier, A. [14967], Guinea K000453577
Troupin, G. [14], Congo, DRC K000522510
Bos, J.J. [4698], Cameroon K000453570
Kennedy, J.D. [1783], Nigeria K000402147
Le Testu [2001], Gabon Dracaena silvatica K000522513
Feb 1, 1979 Letouzey, R. [11274], Cameroon Dracaena capitulifera K000522595
Feb 1, 1979 Letouzey, R. [7445], Cameroon Dracaena capitulifera K000522594
Feb 1, 1979 Jeffrey, C. [311], Gabon Dracaena capitulifera K000522604
Evrard [4464], Congo, DRC Dracaena capitulifera K000522599
Devred, R. [356] Dracaena capitulifera K000522603
Bequaert, J. [7459], Congo, DRC Dracaena capitulifera K000522597
Jean Louis [83], Congo, DRC Dracaena capitulifera K000522596
Evrard, C. [3632], Congo, DRC Dracaena capitulifera K000522600
Robyns, W. [473], Congo, DRC Dracaena capitulifera K000522601
Lebrun, J. [1283], Congo, DRC Dracaena capitulifera K000522598
Pauwels, L. [3699], Congo, DRC Dracaena oddonii K000522630

First published in J. Bot. 12: 166 (1874)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(2): 1-83. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

  • Chev. Bot. 646.
  • F.T.A. 7: 442
  • in J. Bot. 12: 166 (1874)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: 442 (1898)
  • Baker in Journal of Botany 12: 166 (1874)
  • Baker in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 14: 538 (1875)
  • Bos, Dracaena in W Afr.: 45, t. 7, 8 (1984).
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 16 (1962)
  • Hepper, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3 (1): 157 (1968)

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