African Plant Database

Dracaena camerooniana Baker
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : J. Bot. 12: 166 (1874) 
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Draco camerooniana (Baker) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dracaena capitulifera De Wild. & T. Durand (1899)
=Dracaena dundusanensis De Wild. (1915)
=Dracaena frommii Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Dracaena gentilii De Wild. (1906) non Draps-Dom
=*Dracaena interrupta Baker (1878) non Haw. ex Loudon
=Dracaena lecomtei Hua (1897)
=Dracaena mayumbensis Hua (1897)
=Dracaena odum Engl. & K. Krause (1910)
=Dracaena silvatica Hua (1897)
=Dracaena ueleensis De Wild. (1906)
=Pleomele interrupta (Baker) N.E. Br.
=Pleomele lecomtei (Hua) N.E. Br.
=Pleomele mayumbensis (Hua) N.E. Br.
=Pleomele silvatica (Hua) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Simple shrublet to much branched shrub 0,3-8 m tall; rootcrown periodically giving rise to erect cane-like stems clad in white to pale green prophylls, terminating in a pseudo-whorl of leaves; young stems with prophylls triangular, to 7-10 cm long; leaves obovate, 5-33x0,5-8,5 cm, tip acuminate; pseudopetiole 0,5-4x0,15-1 cm; inflorescence green to purple-maroon, terminal on stems and branches, usually pendulous, 1-50 cm long, peduncle 0,5-16,5 cm, clad in 3-15 triangular prophylls 1,5-2 cm long, axis bearing 2-20-flowered glomerules; flowers white, or suffused with purple, 0,75-4,5 cm long; fruit orange scarlet, globular to depressed globose, 0,5-2,1 cm long, 0,5-2,2 cm Ø.
Ecology : Wet, shady places in forests; swampy gallery forest; drained forest; Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest beside streams; 1- c. 1500 m alt.
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carte afrique num 14276
Record n°14276
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