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

Zambia: 5 taxa.

Dracaena mannii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
camerooniana Baker N,WNw,Cb,NDescription, Image
fragrans (L.) Ker Gawl.NNDescription, Image
laxissima Engl. N,EMcDescription, Image
mannii BakerN,WNw,Lp,NDescription, Image
steudneri Engl.NNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dracaena:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dracaena
Flora of Malawi: Dracaena
Flora of Mozambique: Dracaena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dracaena
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dracaena

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dracaena
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dracaena
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dracaena
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dracaena
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dracaena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dracaena
JSTOR Plant Science: Dracaena
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dracaena
Plants of the World Online: Dracaena
Tropicos: Dracaena
Wikipedia: Dracaena

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Dracaena.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=357, retrieved 21 February 2024

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