Dracaena mannii Baker

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Dracaena mannii

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Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes mt Gorongosa

Dracaena mannii

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Moribane forest

Dracaena mannii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Dracaena mannii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

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Synonyms: Dracaena gazensis Rendle
Dracaena nitens Welw. ex Baker
Dracaena reflexa Lam. var. nitens (Welw. ex Baker) Baker
Dracaena usambarensis Engl.
Common names: Small-leaved dragon tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves linear, mostly concentrated in terminal rosettes. Flowers in terminal spikes or branched panicles, cream, opening at night, sweetly scented. Fruit berry-like, bright red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: At the margins and in the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 20 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa from Senegal and Zanzibar to Angola and South Africa. Regional:Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 2 February 2010
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 115 - 116. (Includes a picture).

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

La Croix, I. (2010). Dracaenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 15 - 16. (Includes a picture).

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.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 1. as Dracaena gazensis

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 79 - 80.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 99 - 100. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Dracaena mannii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dracaena mannii
African Plant Database: Dracaena mannii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dracaena mannii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dracaena mannii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dracaena mannii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dracaena mannii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dracaena mannii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dracaena mannii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dracaena mannii
Tropicos: Dracaena mannii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dracaena mannii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114630, retrieved 21 November 2017

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