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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to W. Sudan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A rather stout herb
Morphology Leaves
Several stiff red-margined leaves about 2 ft. high arising from the creeping rhizome, leaf-margins a red line
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence floriferous, flowers white
Ecology
In the drier shady places by streams and rock outcrops.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo

Dracaena liberica (Gérôme & Labroy) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 4, 1994 Wickens, G.E. [1946], Sudan Sansevieria liberica K000204165
Nov 4, 1994 Wickens, G.E. [1946], Sudan Sansevieria liberica K000203305
Milne-Redhead, E. [5120], Ghana Sansevieria liberica 22397.000
Brenan, J.P.M. [8705], Nigeria Sansevieria liberica 24249.000
unknown [s.n.], Liberia Sansevieria liberica K000255741 Unknown type material
Unknown from label. [s.n.], Liberia Sansevieria liberica K000255742 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

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Berhaut, J. (1988). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 9: 1-522. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(1): 1-276.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0