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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central 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 up to 5 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
Clusters of leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers creamy white, fragrant
Ecology
In forest or planted as a hedge.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Dracaena ovata Ker Gawl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2010 Darbyshire, I. [313], Cameroon K000339473
Feb 1, 1997 Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [5910], Liberia K000402300
Feb 1, 1997 Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [5911], Liberia K000402302
Feb 1, 1997 Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [10953], Liberia K000402299
Feb 1, 1997 Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [11392], Liberia K000402303
Feb 1, 1997 Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [6636], Liberia K000402301
Feb 1, 1997 Deighton, F.C. [3860], Sierra Leone K000402294
Jan 1, 1984 Lane-Poole, C.E. [155], Sierra Leone K000255911 holotype
Jan 1, 1984 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K000255912 paratype
Jan 1, 1984 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K000255913 lectotype
Jan 1, 1981 Thomas, N.W. [8444], Sierra Leone K000402289
Jan 1, 1981 Dalziel, J.M. [987], Sierra Leone K000402290
Jan 1, 1981 Cooper, G.P. [170], Liberia K000402296
Jan 1, 1981 Talbot, P.A. [3191], Nigeria K000402307
Feb 1, 1979 Letouzey, R. [13705], Cameroon K000522593
Jan 1, 1971 Enti, A.A. [GC42645], Ghana K000402305
Jan 1, 1966 de Wilde, W.J.J.O. [638], Côte d'Ivoire K000402304
Nov 23, 1965 Morton [SL791], Sierra Leone K000402291
Nov 23, 1965 Morton [SL1182], Sierra Leone K000402292
Nov 17, 1965 Morton, J.K. [SL1777], Sierra Leone K000402295
Jan 1, 1964 van Harten, A.M. [342], Liberia K000402297
Deighton, F.C. [2412], Sierra Leone K000402288
Deighton, F.C. [3364], Sierra Leone K000402293
Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [11403], Liberia K000402298
Hepper, F.N. [7590], Ghana K000402306
Deighton, F.C. [2412], Sierra Leone K000402287

First published in Bot. Mag. 29: t. 1180 (1809)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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: 449.
  • in Bot. Mag. t. 1179 (by error 1180) (1809)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

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