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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains) to Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
Dianella ensifolia

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Réunion, Seychelles, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Florida, Jamaica

Dianella ensifolia (L.) Redouté appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 13, 2012 Cheng, S.K. et al. [CL1224], Cambodia K000524424
Jan 1, 2012 Nguyen [2031], Vietnam K000524324
Jan 1, 2012 Rafidah [FRI 51607], Malaysia K000524378
Nov 14, 2011 Poilane [434], Cambodia K000524260
Jan 16, 2009 Baker [1312], New Guinea K000524370
Sturgeon, K.E. [30867], Zimbabwe 2415.000
Jeffrey, C. [362], Seychelles 24470.000
Jeffrey, C. [371], Seychelles 24471.000
Coode, M.J.E. [5045], Mauritius 39902.000
Wild, H. [30391], Zimbabwe 4446.000
Ridley, H.N. [15935], Peninsular Malaysia K000292026 Unknown type material
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Peninsular Malaysia K000292027 Unknown type material
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Peninsular Malaysia K000292028 Unknown type material
Haviland, G.D. [1156], Sabah K000292029 Unknown type material
Haviland, G.D. [1260], Malaysia K000292030 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.] Dracaena ensifolia K000523695
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5143] Dracaena ensifolia K001104915
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5169] Dianella nemorosa K001120024
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5169] Dianella nemorosa K001120020
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5169] Dianella nemorosa K001120023
Telfair, C. [Cat. no. 5169], Mauritius Dianella nemorosa K001120018
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5169], Nepal Dianella nemorosa K001120021
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5169] Dianella nemorosa K001120019
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5169], Singapore Dianella nemorosa K001120022

First published in Liliac. 1: t. 1 (1802)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Adams, C.D. (1972). Flowering Plants of Jamaica: 1-848. University of the West Indies, Mona.
  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1978). Flore des Mascareignes 177-188 IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (2000). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 14: 1-307. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Guillaumin, A. (1948). Compendium de la Flore Phanérogamique des Nouvelles Hébrides Annales de l'Institut Botanico-Geologique Colonial de Marseille, VI, 5-6: 1-56.
  • Hancock, I.R. & Henderson, C.P. (1988). Flora of the Solomon Islands Research Bulletin Dodo Creek Research Station 7: 1-203.
  • Hara, H., Stearn, W.T. & Williams, H.J. (1978). An Enumeration of the Flowering Plants of Nepal 1: 1-154. Trustees of British Museum, London.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Kobayashi, S. & Ono, M. (1987). A Revised List of Vascular Plants Indigenous and Introduced to the Bonin (Ogasawara) and the Volcano (Kazan) Islands Ogasawara Research 13: 1-55.
  • National Parks Board Singapore (2006). Vascular Plant Life Checklist Pulau Ubin www.nparks.gov.sg/nparks_cms/cms/cmsmgr/data/6/PlantChkList.xls.
  • Noltie, H.J. (1994). Flora of Bhutan 3(1): 1-456. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Ohwi, J. (1984). Flora of Japan (in English): 1-1067. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Perrier de la Bathie, H. (1938). Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 40: 1-147. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Robertson, S.A. (1989). Flowering Plants of Seychelles: 1-327. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Santisuk, T. & Larsen, K. (eds.) (2008). Flora of Thailand 9(2): 91-188. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Smitinand, T. & Larsen, K. (eds.) (1978). Flora of Thailand 1: 1-694. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the Southern Ryukyu Islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Insitition Press, Washington.
  • Zhengyi, W. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2000). Flora of China 24: 1-431. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Adams, C.D. (1972). Flowering Plants of Jamaica: 1-848. University of the West Indies, Mona.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Hancock, I.R. & Henderson, C.P. (1988). Flora of the Solomon Islands Research Bulletin Dodo Creek Research Station 7: 1-203.
  • Zhengyi, W. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2000). Flora of China 24: 1-431. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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