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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and has environmental uses.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb with transversely barred
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2-21/2 ft. long.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Acaulescent herb with subterranean rhizome
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very erect, 1–2(–6), linearlanceolate, 30–120 × 2.5–7 cm, banded on both surfaces from base to apex, very distinct light dull green or clear whitish-green and deep grass-green to almost blackish-green, overspread with slight glaucous bloom, margins narrow, grey-green (var. {i}trifasciata{/i}) or golden yellow (var. laurentii{/i})
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence (30–)40–75 cm high, axes 0.3–0.8 cm thick; flowers (1–)3–4 per cluster; pedicels 0.5–0.8 cm long, pedicels upward-curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale greenish or greenish-white, perianth 1.9–2.3 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a bright orange globose berry, 0.8 cm diameter, 1–3-seeded
Note
var. {i}trifasciata {/i}has been cultivated in Kenya, Nairobi: Eastleigh, St. Theresas Catholic Church, 12 Dec. 1971, {i}Mwangangi & Kasyoki {/i}1891a! var. {i}laurentii {/i}N.E.Br. has been cultivated in Kenya, Nairobi: Eastleigh near St Theresa Catholic Church., 12 Dec. 1971, {i}Mwangangi & Kasyoki {/i}1891b!

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 100 - 2000 m.
Distribution
Cultivated in Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 100 - 2000 m.; Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba

[UPB]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Fibres
Leaves - Potentially used to make rope (Correa & Bernal 1989).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

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

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Ascension, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canary Is., Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Fiji, Florida, Galápagos, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Malaya, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles, Wake I., Windward Is.

Spanish
Lengua de suegra, serpentaria, curarina.

Dracaena trifasciata (Prain) Mabb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 19, 1994 Talbot, P.A. Mr [s.n.], Nigeria Sansevieria trifasciata K000499555 Unknown type material
Nov 14, 1983 Mwangangi, O. [1891], Kenya Sansevieria trifasciata K000203832
Oct 27, 1911 s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria trifasciata K000499556 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria trifasciata K000204312
Cabalion, P. [2485bis], Vanuatu Sansevieria trifasciata K000204314
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria trifasciata K000204315
Lau, J. [1274] Sansevieria trifasciata K000204313
Lau, J. [2852] Sansevieria trifasciata K000204317
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria trifasciata K000204316
Coode, M.J.E. [4020], Mauritius Sansevieria trifasciata K000204176

First published in Mabberley's Pl.-Book, ed. 4: 1101 (2017)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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