African Plant Database

Dracaena cerasifera Hua
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Autun 10: 663 (1897)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pleomele cerasifera (Hua) N.E. Br.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dracaena scoparia A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Single-stemmed to rather well-branched tree-like shrub to 6-8 m tall; main trunk to 50 cm Ø, leafy towards ends of branches; leaves narrow, 5-53x0,75-8 cm, tip narrowly acute, base narrowly cuneate; inflorescence terminal, rarely lateral, openly branched panicle with leafy bracteoles and slender pedicels, 17-75 cm long, usually pendulous, but borne erect in single-stemmed young shrubs; clusters of 1-6 flowers each, but the majority of the flowers paired; flowers fragrant, greenish white, sometimes purple-tinged, 1,8-2,9 cm long; tube 0,5-1 cm long, 2,5-3 mm Ø, lobes 0,9-1,7 cm x 2,5-3 mm; fruit bright orange, (depressed) globose, ± distinctly lobed, 1,4-3,2x1-3,5 cm Ø.
Ecology : Deeply shaded sites in fairly undisturbed rain-forest; forest gallery: 1-800 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14278
Record n°14278
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