Dracaena steudneri Engl.

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Dracaena steudneri

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest, Mozambique.

Dracaena steudneri

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along road up to Mt Tsetsera

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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: 700 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Aug
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: T,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 2 February 2010
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. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 16.

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

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dracaena steudneri
African Plant Database: 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
iNaturalist: Dracaena steudneri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): 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
Plants of the World Online: Dracaena steudneri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dracaena steudneri
Tropicos: Dracaena steudneri
Wikipedia: Dracaena steudneri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dracaena steudneri.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114640, retrieved 25 August 2019

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