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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

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

Morphology General Habit
Acaulescent herb; rhizome creeping, orange, sturdy, to 2 cm in diameter
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1–5, usually 2, erect-spreading and sometimes twisting, lanceolate, to 40 × 6 cm, 2 mm thick, apex acute, base narrowed into a pseudopetiole with keel 4 mm thick, upper surface smooth and shiny, lower surface rough and dull, dark green with dense lighter greygreen blotches cross-banding, margins fibrous and chestnut brown, the edges withered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence simple, spike-like, 15–24 cm long, with dense flowers in upper 3/4, flowers 1(–2) per cluster, axis 5 mm in diameter, light green with faint short longitudinal lines; basal bracts 4, triangular, 11–20 × 4–11 mm; lower inflorescence bracts lanceolate, lower 10 × 5 mm, upper ones 3 mm long; pedicel 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish white with purple lines; perianth tube 18–24 mm long, inflated at base, lobes convoluted, 20–26 mm long; filaments 29 mm long, anthers 3 mm long; style 50–54 mm long.
Distribution
Not known elsewhere
Ecology
No data
Conservation
Data deficient
Note
Closest to {i}S. conspicua {/i}but differs in fewer and shorter leaves, a shorter scape, shorter tube and lobes, and 1(–2) flower(s) per cluster.

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Use
No data

Native to:

Kenya

Dracaena nitida (Chahin.) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Global Fl. 4: 66 (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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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