African Plant Database

Cordyline Royen
Family : Agavaceae
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Palm-like shrubs or trees, with leaves at apex of stem. Cordyline terminalis (L.) Kunth is cultivated in, e.g., West-Central Africa
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Ecology : About 20 species
  Difficult to distinguish from Dracaena. Most species have names under the latter genus.
  SE Asia, Australasia, Polynesia, Hawaii

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 99 (1995).
  • LEBRUN J.P. & A. STORK (2012). Monoct. 1 (Limnocharitaceae - Agavaceae) Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 345
  • LEBRUN J.P. & A. STORK (2014). Tropical african flowering Plants (Ecol. & Distribution) Monocot. 2 (Anthericaceae - Palmae) Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 62
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