African Plant Database

Dracaena acaulis Baker
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 252 (1880 [1878])
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pleomele acaulis (Baker) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with a rhizome 1,2-2,5 cm Ø, diffusely branched, woody, tough; leaves concentrated in a radical rosette, ascending, lanceolate, evergreen, 0,3-1,8 m long, 3,7-5 cm broad at the middle, narrowed gradually to the tip, petiole long channelled, midrib conspicuous below; panicle to 10-12,5 cm long, with many flexuose racemose branches; lower branch-bracts lanceolate, 1,2 cm long, raceme 15-20 cm long; perianth cylindrical, c. 3 cm long.
Ecology : More lofty woods; stream banks; cataract; 700 m alt. (Gabon).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14260
Record n°14260
Feedback about this record