Dracaena draco (L.) L.

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Dracaena draco

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Dracaena draco

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Dracaena draco

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Dracaena draco

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Dracaena draco

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Asparagus draco L.
Common names: Dragon tree (English)
Description: Small to medium-sized tree to 15 m with a dense umbrella-shaped crown. Bark smooth. Leaves 30-60 × 1-4 cm, crowded, glaucous with a long-attenuate apex. Inflorescence with spike-like branches. Flowers fragrant, white, cream or greenish. Perianth-segments 7-9 mm, obtuse; stamens not exceeding the perianth. Fruit an orange berry c. 1 cm in diameter.
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Derivation of specific name: draco: Latin for a dragon
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Worldwide distribution: Macaronesia (Canary Islands, Azores, Cape Verde and Madeira) and western Morocco.
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Image last updated: Friday 20 January 2017
Literature:

Press, J.R. & Short, M.J. (eds) (1994). Flora of Madeira. HMSO, London Pages 391 - 392. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dracaena draco
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dracaena draco
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dracaena draco
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dracaena draco
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dracaena draco
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dracaena draco
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dracaena draco
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dracaena draco
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dracaena draco
Ispot Southern Africa: Dracaena draco
JSTOR Plant Science: Dracaena draco
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dracaena draco
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dracaena draco
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dracaena draco
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dracaena draco
Tropicos: Dracaena draco


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Dracaena draco.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=228410, retrieved 20 March 2019

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