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This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon, Tanzania and S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Acaulescent herb; rhizome orange-vermilion outside, white inside, 1.7–2.3 cm thick
Morphology Leaves
Leaves erect, rigid, 4–6 per plant, lanceolate, 37–67 × (4–)5–7.5 cm, medium to thick, tapering into subulate tip 0.5 cm long, tapering from below the middle into a stout concave-channelled petiole, keeled below, margins brownish red, 1 mm wide, hardened, greenish grey membrane, sometimes with whitish edge where damaged; variegated on both surfaces with irregular zigzag pale green or whitish green bands which are usually much broader than the dark-green ones alternating with them, very faint on old specimens, basal bands 2.5–3.3 cm wide, the rest ± half as broad, closely placed and more or less spotted, slightly rough both surfaces; veins faintly visible on both surfaces; 3–4 basal scaly leaves, ovate to oblanceolate, 10–14 × 3–4 cm, longitudinal veins evident, margins grey-white, membranous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a spikelike raceme, erect to semi-erect, dense, 45–60 cm long, axes 0.6–1 cm thick; flowers 3–5 per cluster; lower inflorescence bracts 5–7, 4.5–6 cm apart, ovate, 7–10 cm long, acute, membranous; bracteoles greenish white, lanceolate, 3.3–3.7 × 0.5–0.7 cm, membranous, subtending each cluster; pedicels 0.4–0.6 cm long, persistent part 0.2–0.3 cm long, jointed above the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white-green, erect; perianth tube 8–10 cm long, lobes linear-spathulate, 2.5–3.3 cm long, 0.3–0.4 cm wide; filaments 9 cm long, anthers 0.3–0.4(–0.5) cm long; style 9–10.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose berry
Ecology
Few data – riverine forest?; 600–1350 m
Conservation
Possibly Least Concern
Note
This species has the longest bracts of the whole genus, and can be only be confused with {i}S. longiflora {/i}N.E.Br., especially because the leaves are almost the same size; it differs in the bracts, these are 3.3–3.7 cm long as opposed to 2.2–2.5 cm in {i}S. bracteata{/i}. The inflorescence is also more crowded and longer.

[FTEA]
Use
None recorded for our area

Native to:

Angola, Gabon, Tanzania, Zambia

Dracaena aubrytiana (Carrière) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1994 Kayombo, C.J. [1019], Tanzania Sansevieria bracteata K000203957
Welwitsch [3751], Angola Sansevieria bracteata K000255852 Unknown type material
Welwitsch [3751], Angola Sansevieria bracteata K000255853 Unknown type material
Schlieben, H.J. [1801], Tanzania Sansevieria bracteata K000203958
Baum, H. [517], Angola Sansevieria bracteata K000204100

First published in Global Fl. 4: 64 (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

  • Jankalski, S. (2006). Brown's Sansevieria monograph - an update Sansevieria 15: 21-29.
  • 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