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

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

Dracaena steudneri

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aletriformis (Haw.) BosM
fragrans (L.) Ker Gawl.MS,MDescription, Image
laxissima Engl. N,ZDescription, Image
mannii BakerN,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
reflexa Lam. N
steudneri Engl.T,MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dracaena

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dracaena
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Wikipedia: Dracaena

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Dracaena.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=357, retrieved 21 July 2024

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