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

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaïre

Dracaena nitens Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 1997 Malaisse, F. [4555], Congo, DRC K000402465
Feb 1, 1997 Vermoesen, F.M.C. [1241], Congo, DRC K000402466
Jul 1, 1969 Lewalle, J. [3347], Burundi K000402486
Dec 13, 1938 Lebrun [1028], Congo, DRC K000402469
Dec 13, 1938 Lebrun [1028], Congo, DRC K000402470
Dec 13, 1938 Lebrun [1028], Congo, DRC K000402464
Dec 13, 1938 [Alf. Duveiu] [s.n.], Congo K000402476
Dec 13, 1938 Dacremont [285], Congo, DRC K000402467
Dec 13, 1938 Dacremont [285], Congo, DRC K000402468
Compère, P. [670], Congo, DRC K000402471
Germain [1969], Congo, DRC K000402473
Compère, P. [1491], Congo, DRC K000402478
Lewalle [4092], Burundi K000402487
Dubois, J. [196], Congo, DRC K000402481
Coûteaux [19], Congo, DRC K000402461
Compère, P. [309], Congo, DRC K000402479
Letouzey, R. [2971], Cameroon K000402460
Evrard [3827], Congo, DRC K000402482
Lebrun [2508], Congo, DRC K000402463
Toussaint, L. [318], Congo, DRC K000402483
Lebrun [6817], Congo, DRC K000402462
Risopoulos, S. [666], Congo, DRC K000402484
Donis, C. [2027], Congo, DRC K000402472
Dacremont [284], Congo, DRC K000402480
Louis [157], Congo, DRC K000402477
Lisowski, S. [52579], Congo, DRC K000402485
Corbisier [1418], Congo, DRC K000402475
Germain [1969], Congo, DRC K000402474

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1: 252 (1878)

Accepted by

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

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141. [Cited as Dracaena mannii.]
  • 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. [Cited as Dracaena mannii.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0