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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect short-stemmed herb 30 cm high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rosulate, 5–7, in cross-section semicircular, 12–30 cm long, 2.8–3.5 cm wide (thickness just below the middle), thickly fleshy, uniformly green, the side facing inwards concave-angular with horny edges, the outer side convex and 2–7-dented, tapering towards the cuspidate, horny, very sharp spine, upper surface deeply channelled, margins of the channel sharp, brown, horny, underside with 2–7 more or less well defined longitudinal grooves, rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a subterminal erect panicle 15–32 cm long, axis 5–6 mm diameter at the base, equalling or hardly exceeding the leaves, gradually tapering towards the apex, branched in the upper half; flowers 4–6 per cluster; lower inflorescence bracts 1–2, the upper ones subtending the branchlets; branchlets 6–9, the lowest to 5 cm long, the upper branchlets increasingly shorter, horizontally spreading; bracteoles broadly triangular, acute, membranous; pedicel 1.5–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower perianth tube cylindrical, 4–5 mm long with a slightly inflated base, lobes 3–4 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide; stamens equalling the perianth, filaments free from the base of the lobes, anthers 1.6–2 mm long; style slightly exceeding the anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose berry, very few reaching maturity
Distribution
Only known from Bura area
Ecology
Open dry bushland; 50–250 m
Conservation
Least concern
Note
This is called the walking {i}Sansevieria {/i}because of producing aerial shoots followed by rooting. It is a very stout plant found in one of the most arid areas in Kenya. To date the only wild material has been obtained from Bura near Garissa. It is yet to be established whether it occurs elsewhere.

[FTEA]
Use
No data

Native to:

Kenya

Dracaena pinguicula (P.R.O.Bally) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 26, 1985 Bally [B14976], Kenya Sansevieria pinguicula K000203978
Bally, P.R.O. [4275], Kenya Sansevieria pinguicula K000255826 Unknown type material

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

  • Eggli, U. (ed.) (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons: 1-354. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

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