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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Uganda.
Dracaena ellenbeckiana

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree 2–8 m high; stems erect, several from a common base, less often solitary, little-branched, up to 8 cm in diameter, longitudinally fissured; branches pale grey with a reticulate pattern of leaf scars
Morphology Leaves
Leaves clustered at branch ends, narrowly lanceolate, sessile, 22–65 cm long, 1–9 cm wide, base clasping, apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect, paniculate, 20–80 cm long with 2–3 branches at each node; flowers in groups of (1–)2–7, pedicels 2–5 mm long, articulated above the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white becoming yellow-green, to 10 mm long, tube 2 mm long, lobes 8 mm long, translucent, 1-ribbed, 1–1.5 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits orange to scarlet, globose or lobed when several-seeded, 8–14 mm in diameter; seeds brown, globose, ± 6 mm in diameter
Figures
Fig. 1, p. 5.
Distribution
Sudan, Ethiopia
Ecology
Semi-evergreen bushland or open dry forest on rocky slopes; may be locally common; 1050–2100 m
Conservation
Least concern

[FTEA]
Use
Stems used for arrow quivers

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda

Dracaena ellenbeckiana Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 20, 2007 Perdue, R.E. [8259], Kenya K000523067
Sep 20, 2007 E.R.V. [474], Kenya K000523080
Sep 20, 2007 Perdue, R.E. [8259], Kenya K000523068
Sep 20, 2007 Kenfoot, O. [3549], Kenya K000523079
Jan 1, 1995 Gillett, J.B. [13781], Kenya K000523058
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3216], Kenya K000523072
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3291], Kenya K000523074
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3424], Kenya K000523077
Jan 1, 1995 Gillett, J.B. [13781], Kenya K000523054
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3290], Kenya K000523066
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3290], Kenya K000523064
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3290], Kenya K000523065
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3216], Kenya K000523071
Jan 1, 1995 Dale, I.R. [U.432], Uganda K000523053
Jan 1, 1995 Gillett, J.B. [13781], Kenya K000523059
Jan 1, 1995 Gillett, J.B. [13781], Kenya K000523055
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3572], Kenya K000523075
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3291], Kenya K000523073
Jan 1, 1995 Glover, P.E. [3424], Kenya K000523076
Jan 1, 1978 Breteler, F.J. [7504], Kenya K000523069
Jan 1, 1967 Thomas, A.S. [Th3254], Uganda K000523052
Jan 1, 1967 Brown, L. [95], Uganda K000523056
Jan 1, 1967 Brown, L. [95], Uganda K000523057
Jan 1, 1967 Drummond, R.B. [1212], Kenya K000523062
Jan 1, 1967 Bogdan, A. [AB2416], Kenya K000523061
Jan 1, 1967 Bally [8412], Kenya K000523060
Bally, P.R.O. [8412], Kenya 15190.000
Bally, P.R.O. [B. 1086, C.M], Kenya 16713.000
Gillett, J.B. [13781], Kenya 2433.000
Bally, P.R.O. [14880], Kenya 34557.000
Hepper, F.N. [5078], Kenya K000523063
Bally [B.1086], Kenya K000523078
Bally [B.1086], Kenya K000523070

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 95 (1902)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Jankalski, S. (2008). Subgenera and new combinations in Dracaena Sansevieria 18: 17-21.
  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jankalski, S. (2008). Subgenera and new combinations in Dracaena Sansevieria 18: 17-21.
  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bos in Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 6: 77 (1997).
  • Engl. in E.J. 32: 95 (1902)
  • H. J. Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 639, fig. (1994)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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