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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Kenya to Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Acaulescent herb; rhizome subterranean
Morphology Leaves
Leaves stiffly erect, 1–2(–3), cylindrical, 120–270 cm long, (2.9–)3.8–6.3 cm thick at base, slightly rough, apical spine pale brown, 0.4 cm long, horny, hardly piercing; channel with acute green edges from base to apex, 0.4–0.8 cm deep, 6–3.3 cm broad at base but 1–1.7 cm broad near the apex; 6–20 longitudinal lines, dull green, faintly banded, slightly glaucous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence emerging from between the leaves, erect, crowded, corymbose-capitate, 5–9 cm long, axis 0.5–0.7 cm wide; flowers 1–3, erect, hardly in clusters; lower inflorescence bracts 4, purple, broadly lanceolate, 3.5–6 cm long; bracteoles greyish green, 0.7–1.3 cm long, membranous; pedicels 1.1–1.5 cm, loosely jointed at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower perianth 7.5–12.5 cm long, 0.3 cm wide, thickened at base to 0.5 cm, the lower flowers (outmost) are shorter, purple speckled with green; tube 8–9.5 cm long, lobes grey-white, linear, 3–3.5 cm long, rolled; stamens 8–8.5 cm long, anthers 0.4 cm long; style 8–15 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose berry
Distribution
Mozambique
Ecology
In the undergrowth on red and sandy soils in the lowlands
Conservation
Least concern?
Note
A species that differs from {i}S. fischeri {/i}by having more than one leaf per plant with a wide continuous channel from base to apex. The inflorescence arises between the leaves and is usually more racemose-capitate than in {i}S. fischeri, {/i}which forms a wide crown on a rather long peduncle.

[FTEA]
Use
No data

Native to:

Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Ogasawara-shoto

Dracaena stuckyi (God.-Leb.) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Stucky [s.n.], Mozambique Sansevieria stuckyi K000255845 Unknown type material
Wood, J.M. [s.n.], Tanzania Sansevieria stuckyi K000255846 Unknown type material
Unknown from label. [s.n.] Sansevieria stuckyi K000255844 Unknown type material
Unknown from label. [s.n.] Sansevieria stuckyi K000255843 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria stuckyi K000204274
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria stuckyi K000204077
Marchant, D.C. [64.443] Sansevieria stuckyi K000204062
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria stuckyi K000204061
Strey, R.G. [8467], South Africa Sansevieria stuckyi K000204298
s.coll. [s.n.] Sansevieria stuckyi K000204060
s.coll. [Herbario, Botanical Department, Jamaica147], Jamaica Sansevieria stuckyi K000204273

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

  • Kobayashi, S. & Ono, M. (1987). A Revised List of Vascular Plants Indigenous and Introduced to the Bonin (Ogasawara) and the Volcano (Kazan) Islands Ogasawara Research 13: 1-55.
  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(2): 1-83. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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