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Dracaena mokoko Mwachala & Cheek
Famille : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 30: 390 (2012)
Informations sur le genre : Dracaena
Statut pour TA : accepté (présent)
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : Herb or shrub, 0,5-2 m tall, erect, glabrous, sometimes growing in clumps; underground parts unknown; stem single, c. 1 cm Ø at apex where up to 10 whorled leaves are clustered; leaves, incl. pseudopetiole (30 cm long), 75-110x7-10,5 cm; blade linear-lanceolate, broadest at middle; petiole base with wings 0,5-1,5 cm wide; longitudinal and transverse veins raised beneath (net-like appearance); apex of blade acute, base cuneate narrowing gradually into the pseudopetiole; inflorescence terminal, erect, single, 45-70 cm long, spicate, unbranched; peduncle equal to rachis in length; flowers not seen, but corolla remnants are 2 cm long; fruit erect, ellipsoid, 3-lobed, waxy yellow or orange, 1,5-2,5 cm long, 0,8-1,5 cm Ø.
Ecologie : High forest with Desbordesia, Strombosia, etc.; soil red clay with occasional boulders, or red with sand and wet litter or volcanic; 280-320 m alt.
  Compared with D. viridiflora, D. talbotti, but relationships need further investigation.
  Only 6 specimens known. Less than 50 mature individuals recorded – critically endangered.
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