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

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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:

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dracaena
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dracaena
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dracaena
Wikipedia: Dracaena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dracaena
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dracaena

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Dracaena.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=357, retrieved 9 February 2023

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