African Plant Database

Dracaena adamii Hepper
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 22: 449 (1968)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to 1,5-1,7 m tall; stem single, erect, to 3 cm Ø, with annular leaf-scars, densely leafy towards top; new erect shoots sometimes from root crown; leaves ± oblanceolate, 50-100-150 x 6-14 cm, widest at 2/3 of entire length, apex acuminate, parallel nerves invisible; inflorescence erect, 25-65 cm long, purple when fresh, drying black, simple, rarely with ramifications, terminal but growing in a way that it appears lateral; flowers white, 3-3,5 cm long, crowded along peduncle; perianth tube 1,7-1,9 cm long, lobes slightly shorter; fruit globular, whitish becoming orange, c. 1-2 cm Ø.
Ecology : Drained rain-forest; 450-1000 m alt.
  The specimens Adam 21103, 21220, 21407, and Mann 8, and Baldwin (not Linder 10424) belong to D. calocephala.
  Not in Bioko/Fernando Poo (Mann 8).
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see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14263
Record n°14263 modified 2007-04-02
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