African Plant Database

Dracaena aubryana Brongn. ex E. Morren
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Belgique Hort. 10: 348 (1880)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dracaena kindtiana De Wild. (1907)
=Dracaena humilis Baker (1874)
=Draco humilis (Baker) Kuntze (1891)
=Pleomele humilis (Baker) N.E. Br. (1914)
=Dracaena monostachya var. angolensis Baker
=Draco thalioides (Makoy ex E. Morren) Kuntze
=*Dracaena thalioides Makoy ex E. Morren (1860)
=Pleomele thalioides (Makoy ex E. Morren) N.E. Br. (1914)
=Dracaena tholloniana Hua (1897)
=Dracaena monostachya Baker var. monostachya (1878)
=Dracaena monostachya Baker (1878)
=Dracaena mooreana Baker
=Pleomele kindtiana (De Wild.) N.E. Br.
=Pleomele monostachya (Baker) N.E. Br.
=Pleomele tholloniana (Hua) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,3-2,5 m tall, usually unbranched; stem erect, often twisted spirally; leaves distichous, often asymmetric, ovate, 10-60x1,5-15 cm, base rounded or cuneate, apex acute; petiole 5 cm–1 m long; inflorescence terminal but appearing lateral, erect, spicate or paniculate, 9-70 cm long, unbranched or with a few branches near base; flowers 1-7 on distinct knobs; pedicels 0-2 mm long, articulated below middle; perianth white or greenish-white, lobes often with purple-red central band, 1-5,5 cm long, tube 0,5-3 cm long, lobes 1-2 cm x 2,5 mm; fruit shiny bright orange, deeply 1-3-lobed, lobes ovoid, 0,8-1,8x0,4-0,9 cm Ř.
Ecology : Moist forest; locally common; riverine forest; deep shady places in ± undisturbed forests; 1-1440 m alt.
  Also cultivated: in villages, and as a house-plant e.g., in Zaire, Gabon. Introduced to European gardens in the 19th century; also used as a border plant, resembling an Aspidistra, in greenhouses.
  Princípe. – Only sterile specimens known from Ghana. Reports from N &W Zambia unconfirmed (Fl. Zambes. 13/2: 14, 2010).
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carte afrique num 14268
Record n°14268
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