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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
plant collected in N1 by Lort Phillips, cultivated in Kew and illustrated in Hook. Ic. Pl. 30: 3000 (1912).
Morphology General Habit
Plant usually with short erect aerial stems branching at or above ground level
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually 5–10, ± irregularly directed, when young ascending or suberect, later spreading and slightly recurved, rigid, 10–45 x c. 1–1.8 cm, smooth to rough, cylindric, with 5–10 longitudinal lines or slight furrows extending from base to apex and a deeply concave sheathing portion to 9 cm long at the base with acute white edges, rather suddenly narrowed at the apex into a hard brown spine-like tip, young leaves faintly marked with transverse bands of paler green, old leaves dark and slightly bluish-green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a spike-like raceme, up to 45 cm tall including peduncle; flowers 3–6 in a cluster, white or greenish; pedicels 2.5–3 mm long, articulated at or slightly above the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Free parts of tepals c. 12 mm long, linear, obtuse; tube c. 10 mm long.
Distribution
N1; S1; Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 400–1500 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 27, 1994 Carter, S. [867], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000203251
Oct 27, 1994 Bally, P.R.O. [B.8037], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000203252
Oct 27, 1994 Beckett, J.J. [1450A], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000203249
Oct 27, 1994 Phillips, L. [s.n.], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000203248
Oct 27, 1994 Carter, S. [867], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000203250
Bally, P.R.O. [8037], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae 24252.000
Phillips, L. [s.n.], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000255748 Unknown type material
Phillips, L. [s.n.], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000255749 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.], Somalia Sansevieria phillipsiae K000203247

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

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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