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

[FTEA]

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

Diagnostic
Differs from the type by having shorter and fewer flowers per cluster, 2–3 per cluster; perianth 3.9–4.1 × 0.2 cm; lobes 1.5–2 cm long; tube 1.8–2.1 cm long; fewer, leaves 2 per plant, smaller, 25–31.5 × 0.8–1.2 cm, smooth on both surfaces.
Distribution
Only known from the type
Ecology
Grows within thickets in dry arid lowlands of the coastal Kenyan region
Conservation
Known in only one locality and probably Vulnerable (VU-D2).
Note
{i}Sansevieria aethiopica {/i}Thunb. var. {i}aethiopica {/i}occurs in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

[FTEA]
Use
Berries eaten by birds

Native to:

Kenya

Dracaena itumei (Mbugua) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

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.

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