African Plant Database

Dracaena ovata Ker Gawl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Bot. Mag. 29: t. 1180 (1809)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cordyline ovata (Ker Gawl.) Planch.
 Draco ovata (Ker Gawl.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Draco afzelii (Baker) Kuntze
=Dracaena afzelii Baker (1874)
=Dracaena leonensis Lodd. ex Loudon
=Dracaena prolata C.H. Wright (1905)
=Dracaena sessiliflora C.H. Wright (1914)
=Dracaena spathulata Hort.
=Pleomele prolata (C.H. Wright) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,5-4 m tall; shoots cane-like; stems regularly covered with prophylls leaving annular scars when deciduous; leaves in pseudowhorls terminating the stems, elliptic, 8-28x1,5-8,5 cm, tip acuminate, base with a pseudopetiole 1-3x0,2-0,7 cm; inflorescence a terminal raceme, sometimes sub-umbellate, 1-6 cm long; flowers in one or several glomerules, white, fragrant, 2,5-5 cm long, tube 1,5-3,1 cm long, lobes 0,8-1,2 cm x 2,5-3,5 mm; fruit dark green becoming yellow-orange, (depressed) globose, 1,1-2,5 cm Ø.
Ecology : Undisturbed forest, wet evergreen forest. Sometimes planted as a hedge.
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