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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.
Dracaena angolensis

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, Central African Repu, Florida, India, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Marianas, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Dracaena angolensis (Welw. ex Carrière) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 9, 2004 Baines [s.n.], Zimbabwe Sansevieria cylindrica K000204154
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204046
Dawe, M.T. [212], Angola Sansevieria cylindrica K000204047
s.coll. [s.n.], Angola Sansevieria cylindrica K000204050
Bojer [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204054
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204058
s.coll. [s.n.], Angola Sansevieria cylindrica K000204052
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204049
Barnard, W.G. [408], South Africa Sansevieria cylindrica K000204209
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204056
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204285
Lau, J. [1974] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204284
Welwitch [3749], Angola Sansevieria cylindrica K000204057
s.coll. [s.n.], Angola Sansevieria cylindrica K000204051
Dawe, M.T. [22], Angola Sansevieria cylindrica K000204048
Leistner [13], South Africa Sansevieria cylindrica K000204193
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204053
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria cylindrica K000204055

First published in Global Fl. 4: 64 (2018)

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. Scientific Data 8: 215.


Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Adams, C.D. (1972). Flowering Plants of Jamaica: 1-848. University of the West Indies, Mona.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1987). A Geographical Checklist of the Micronesian Monocotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 20: 19-129.
  • Fournet, J. (2002). Flore illustrée des phanérogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique 2: 1325-2538. Gondwana editions.
  • Franck, A.R., Anderson, L.C., Burkhalter, J.R. & Dickman, S. (2016). Additions to the flora of Florida, U.S.A. (2010-2015) Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 10: 175-190.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Smitinand, T. & Larsen, K. (eds.) (1978). Flora of Thailand 1: 1-694. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(2): 1-83. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

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