Dracaena steudneri Engl.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (5)

Dracaena steudneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course

Dracaena steudneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens Harare

Dracaena steudneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to staff compound, just outside Fence of Aberfoyle Country Lodge

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms:
Common names: Northern large-leaved dragon-tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A single-, or multi-stemmed palm-like tree, up to 15m tall, with dense terminal rosettes of leaves
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: steudneri: after Dr. Hermann Steudner (1832-1863), German physician, botanist, explorer, and plant collector who worked in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Habitat: Margins of evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Aug
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 305.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 60. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 116.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 232.

La Croix, I. (2010). Dracaenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 17 - 18.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 90.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 80.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 101.


Other sources of information about Dracaena steudneri:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Dracaena steudneri
Flora of Mozambique: Dracaena steudneri
Flora of Zambia: Dracaena steudneri
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dracaena steudneri

External websites:

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


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: Species information: Dracaena steudneri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114640, retrieved 18 March 2019

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use