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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous and stoloniferous; stem 10–30 cm long, covered in closely packed leaves in whorls of 5; stolons from stem base and/or from among the leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves porrect, cylindrical, 8–15 cm long, slightly rough, tapering to a sharp spiny apex to 5 mm long, upper surface with a flattened shallow channel 25–75% of its length with green margins and with a white membrane over a brown-red longitudinal line reaching halfway; lamina dark green marked with grey-green cross-banding plus 4–6 dark green longitudinal lines turning into grooves, almost to the apex, one of these on the upper surface and through the channel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect or slightly curved, 12–25 cm long; peduncle 3–8 mm in diameter; flowers dense in the upper half of the inflorescence, 1–2 per cluster; bracts 4, triangular, to 6 × 3 mm; bracteoles absent; pedicel 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower greenish white to brownish green, perianth tube 16–19 mm long, lobes reflexed, 8–10 mm long; stamens 10 mm long, anthers 2 mm long; style ± 13 mm long.
Distribution
Not known elsewhere
Ecology
No data; altitude low
Conservation
Data deficient
Note
This species resembles {i}S. gracilis {/i}but differs by the 5-leaved whorls, the compact habit, the short, straight and slightly rough leaves, and the shorter inflorescence.

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Use
No data

Native to:

Kenya

Dracaena francisii (Chahin.) 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.

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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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