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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect frutescent herb, stem ± 1.5–2.5 m high, 30–40 cm thick, rhizome subterranean; rhizome (0.8–)1.5–2(–2.5) cm long, (1.3–)3–4 cm wide, terete, very tough, noded, completely sheathed and only a very short basal part exposed
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous to spiral, 8–10(–12), linear-lanceolate, (0.5–)0.8–1(–1.5) m long, 2–2.6(–3) cm wide (along the V-shape), canaliculate down the face, very narrow, less than 0.1 cm thick, sheathed, recurved-spreading from the base, smooth; margin redbrown (brown-orange on drying), edged with a white membrane becoming wider towards leaf base; leaf apex 0.4–0.6 cm long, acute with a horny spine-like brownish yellow point; numerous veins evident on abaxial surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal panicle 40–55(–80) cm long, stalk 2.5–3(–5) cm diameter, with ± 13(–15) branches with ± 15–20 flower clusters per branch, laxly branched from 3.4 cm above the base; lower branches 14–20 cm long and 2.4–3.4 cm apart, upper 6–10 cm long and ± 1.8–2.4 cm apart, simple; bracts at branch bases, lanceolate,1.7–2.3 cm long, becoming smaller up the inflorescence, acute, membraneous towards inflorescence apex; apex 0.2 cm long, white, horny tip; bracts subtending clusters are smaller, 0.2–0.3 cm long; flowers 2–4 per cluster; pedicel 0.2–0.3 cm long and jointed at the middle, very thin and weak
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers grey-brown; whole flower 1.2–1.5 cm long; tube 0.5–0.7 cm long, 1.1 cm wide; lobes 0.5–0.6 cm long; style 1.3–1.6 cm long, filiform, exserted beyond the lobes; stigma globose; filament 0.6–0.7 cm long; stamen 0.3 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose berry
Distribution
Not known elsewhere
Ecology
Open forest, coastal bushland, thicket; 0–400 m
Conservation
Least concern
Note
This species may be easily distinguished from {i}S. arborescens {/i}by its leaf, inflorescence and pedicel lengths being greater. The leaves are more outspread to recurved and light greygreen. It may be distinguished from {i}S. robusta {/i}by having more outspreading-recurved and spirally arranged leaves with light greenish brown, slightly rough surfaces.

[FTEA]
Use
Good fibre

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Dracaena bagamoyensis (N.E.Br.) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sacleux [672], Tanzania Sansevieria bagamoyensis K000255796 Unknown type material

First published in Global Fl. 4: 65 (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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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