African Plant Database

Dracaena cristula W. Bull
Family : Dracaenaceae
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cordyline cristula (W. Bull) van Geert
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dracaena elliotii Baker (1898)
=Pleomele elliotii (Baker) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,2-1(-2) m tall, single-stemmed, unbranched, very rarely forked with two erect parallel stems; stem terminated by a congested pseudowhorl of leaves of which the apical ones may be very much reduced in size; leaves to 35 cm long, blade broadly ovate, 3-17x3-13 cm, apex acuminate, base rounded with a winged pseudopetiole 1-20x0,3-0,9 cm; inflorescence terminal, tipped by a single glomerule of 10-20 or more flowers, white, c. 1,6 cm long, tube c. 1 cm long, lobes 5x2 mm; fruit globose to depressed globose, c. 1-1,5 cm Ø, bright orange.
Ecology : Humid rain-forest; 450-1100 m alt.
  Perhaps also on Mt Cameroon (cf. Cable & Cheek, Pl. Mt Cameroon: 157, 1998).
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Record n°14281
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