1109.000 Dracaena Vand. ex L.

La Croix, I. (2010) Dracaenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) 13-35

Description of the genus

Trees (in ours), shrubs or herbs. Leaves spirally arranged, crowded (in ours) in apical rosettes. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers whitish, fragrant, nocturnal. Perianth tubular; lobes, 6, recurved. Fruit a spherical or lobed, orange-scarlet berry. Seeds 1-3, rounded, bony.

Worldwide: 60 species in the tropical Old World extending to Canary Is, 1 in Central America and 1 in Cuba

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Dracaena steudneri

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draco (L.) L.Description, Image
ellenbeckiana Engl.
fragrans (L.) Ker Gawl.Description, Image
mannii BakerDescription, Image
steudneri Engl.Description, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Dracaena
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dracaena
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dracaena
Wikipedia: Dracaena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dracaena
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dracaena

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dracaena.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=357, retrieved 2 December 2022

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