African Plant Database

Dracaena laxissima Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 478 (1892)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pleomele laxissima (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dracaena bequaertii De Wild.
=Dracaena elegans Hua (1897)
=*Dracaena elegans Brongr.
=Pleomele elegans (Hua) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 1-10 m tall, often sprawling, sarmentose or scrambling; stem prominently lenticellate; leaves elliptic, 4-20x1-7 cm, base cuneate to rounded into an amplexicaule sheath, apex acuminate; petiole 0,5-1,5 cm long; inflorescence horizontal to pendent, paniculate, 5-50 cm long; flowers occurring singly, white, greenish-white or pink, 1,2-2 cm long, tube to 3 mm long, lobes 0,9-1,7x2,5 mm; fruit orange-red, globose or lobed, 0,6-1,2 cm Ø.
Ecology : Moist forest; forest, on river bank; dry forest usually near water; shaded lava; riverine forest; locally common; rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea; 1-2500 m alt.
  Sao Tome, Príncipe.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°14310
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