African Plant Database

Dracaena praetermissa Bos
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Dracaena W. Africa (Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 84(1): 102 (1984)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to 0,3 m tall, unbranched; aerial stem erect, to 5 cm long, clad in sheathing leaf-bases and sheath-like prophylls 2-5 cm long; leaves spirally arranged, 7-41 cm long; (pseudopetiole 3-27 cm long, blade ovate, 5-19x2,5-5,5 cm), base rounded, tip acute, nerves 4-6, impressed above; inflorescence terminal, slender, consisting of a reddish raceme, c. 5 cm long, flowers borne in the terminal 2 cm, single or paired; infrutescences dark reddish; flowers unknown; fruit presumably bright scarlet when fresh and ripe, 0,8-1,8 cm Ø, with 1-3 horned lobes.
Ecology : Older secondary forest; fairly frequent locally.
  Confused with young D. aubryana; and non-variegated D. phrynioides.
  Also in Gabon (Estuary, 600 m alt.) ? Listed by Sosef & al., Check-list pl. vascul. Gabon: 252, 2006.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 14336
Record n°14336
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