African Plant Database

Dracaena kupensis Mwachala, Cheek & Eb. Fisch.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 62: 614 (2007)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Single-stemmed shrublet 0,3-0,6 m tall from a horizontal underground rootstock; stem erect, 0,9 cm long, 0,4 cm Ø, terete, enclosed by sheathing leaf bases; leaves ascending, 3-7; blade ± elliptic, 20-28x7,4-12 cm, apex acuminate; pseudopetiole 16-21 cm long with wings 1,5-6 mm wide; flowers unknown; infrutescence terminal or sometimes arising from the stem on short leafless branches, racemose, erect, peduncle red or purple, 6-8x0,15 cm Ø, 4-20-fruited; pedicels grouped in fascicles; fruits ripening glossy orange from green, globose, to 1 cm Ø.
Ecology : Forest primary and secondary; 800-1250m alt.
  Resembling D. phanerophlebia.
  Only known from some 11 specimens and at 3 broad localities.
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carte afrique num 224044
Record n°224044 created 2011-04-12
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