African Plant Database

Dracaena ellenbeckiana Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 95 (1902) 
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 2-8 m tall, with 10-20 stems from a common base, branches few; leaves clustered at branch ends, narrowly lanceolate, sessile, 22-65x1-9 cm, base clasping, apex acuminate; inflorescence paniculate, erect, 20-80 cm long, with 2-3 racemose branches at each node, to 35 cm long, pedicels 1-7 together is fascicles; perianth white, becoming yellow-green; tube 2 mm long, lobes c. 8 mm long; fruit orange-scarlet, globose to 3-lobed, 0,8-0,9x0,9-1,4 cm.
Ecology : Rocky outcrops, escarpments; Acacia, Combretum, Lannea and Combretum bushland on reddish-brown loamy soil; open dry forest; locally common; 1050-2100 m alt.
  Seedlings occasionally with variegated leaves (fide Fl. Eth. & Eritrea, l.c.).
  Perhaps in S Somalia.
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carte afrique num 14291
Record n°14291
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