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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Ruwenzori Mountains).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Acaulescent, with creeping rootstock 8–11 mm in diameter
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2–4, erect or slightly recurving, linear-lanceolate, 55–70 cm long, 2.5–4.5 cm wide, 0.25 cm thick in mid-leaf, smooth, tapering at base into a 5–30 cm long channelled petiole, narrowing at apex to a 12–25 mm long soft subulate tip, green, lower surface sometimes with faint transverse bands, margin green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence simple, spikelike, 38–53 cm long; flowers 2–3 per cluster; bracteoles lanceolate, 3–4.2 mm, acuminate; pedicel 4–7.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, perianth tube 6–8.5 mm long, lobes recurved or slightly revolute, 10–13 mm long.
Note
Collected from Uganda initially but grown at Kew from 1960-66 for cytological studies. Cyt: 63.804 2n=40. {i}Marchand, C. {/i}63.804 9.I.1964.; Base West Ruwenzori, {i}Humbert {/i}3 1933.

Native to:

Uganda

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sansevieria subtilis K000255799 Unknown type material
Sansevieria subtilis K000255798 Unknown type material
Dawe [s.n.], Uganda Sansevieria subtilis K000255797 Unknown type material

First published in Global Fl. 4: 67 (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
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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