African Plant Database

Dracaena braunii Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 479 (1892)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pleomele braunii (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dracaena sanderiana Sander ex Mast.
=Pleomele sanderiana (Sander) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with a rootstock nearly 0,3 m long, branched; sterile stem simple, erect, 10-15 cm long; leaves laxly disposed, sessile, 5-7,5x2,5 cm, clasping the stem; fertile stem very short with a single pair of leaves; spike simple, short, lax, with a short erect peduncle; lower flowers 3-4 in a cluster; perianth nearly 2,5 cm long; segments twice as long as the tube; fruit known ?
Ecology : Seems to be confined to a narrow band few meters wide, closely following the waterfront (of river), fide Bos, o.c.: 108, 1984); 2-100 m alt.
  [many specimens of D. braunii (except some of Gabon) should be D. littoralis !, see novon 22: 444 (2013)]
  • Novon 22(4): 443 (2013).
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