African Plant Database

Dracaena scabra Bos
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Dracaena W. Africa (Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 84(1): 105 (1984)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to treelet unbranched, single-stemmed to 4-7 m tall, rarely forked; stem 3 cm or more Ø; leaves in terminal tufts, narrowly obovate, 0,4-1,1 m x 5,5-9 cm, tip acute, base clasping the stem; panicle terminal, erect, densely scabrid, 25-70 cm long, branches 6-25 cm long; flowers in apical glomerules of 10 - more 20; flowers white, 2,8-3,2 cm long, tube 1,2-1,8 cm long, lobes 1,4-1,6 cm x 2,5-3 mm; fruit pale orange when ripe, globose, 0,9-2,5 cm Ø.
Ecology : Possibly restricted to riverine forests; distributed in a narrow band exactly following the limits of grey sediment; also located on the fringes of Raphia swamp.
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carte afrique num 14346
Record n°14346
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