African Plant Database

Dracaena congoensis Hua
Family : Dracaenaceae
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pleomele congoensis (Hua) N.E. Br.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Dracaena fragrans auct. sensu Hutch. in F.W.T.A. II, p.p.
=*Dracaena smithii auct. sensu Hutch. in F.W.T.A. II, p.p.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Single-stemmed tree-like, rarely branched shrub to 1,8 m tall; stem leafy, or the leaves in pseudoverticils towards its apex; leaves ± obovate, 8-70 cm long with lamina 2-10 cm wide, apex subulate (mucro to 0,7 cm long), pseudopetiole “winged”, 1-20x0,2-1,7 cm, ± surrounding the stem; inflorescence terminal, erect, 8-33 cm long; flowers arranged in 4-8 multiflowered, sessile well separated glomerules; flowers white with reddish tinge, 1,9-2,8 cm long; tube 1-1,5 cm long, lobes 0,7-1 cm x 2-2,5 mm; fruit yellow-orange, globose 0,8-1,6 cm Ø.
Ecology : Forests; semi-deciduous forest, in rocky or hilly situations; 480-700 m alt. (Gabon).
  Confused with D. camerooniana (Chevalier 22915, 22921), D. cylindrica (Dodd 397, Lyon 2873), D. fragrans (Thomas 2305, Lyon 2873, Johnson 730).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 14280
Record n°14280
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