African Plant Database

Dracaena reflexa Lam.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Encyclopédie Méthodique, 2: 324 (1786)
Information on the genus : Dracaena
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lomatophyllum reflexum (Lam.) Bojer (1837)
 Dracaena reflexa Lam. var. reflexa
 Cordyline reflexa (Lam.) Planch.
 Draco reflexa (Lam.) Kuntze
Taxon infra-specific
Dracaena reflexa var. parvifolia Thwaites (1877)
Dracaena reflexa var. lanceolata H. Perrier (1875)
Dracaena reflexa var. occidentalis H. Perrier (1890)
Dracaena reflexa var. subcapitata H. Perrier (1890)
Dracaena reflexa var. subelliptica H. Perrier (1875)
Dracaena reflexa var. bakeri (Scott-Elliot) H. Perrier (1936)
Dracaena reflexa var. brevituba H. Perrier (1936)
Dracaena reflexa var. condensata H. Perrier (1936)
Dracaena reflexa var. angustifolia Baker (1875)
Dracaena reflexa var. salicifolia (Göpp.) Baker (1875)
Dracaena reflexa var. cernua (Jacq.) Baker (1875)
Dracaena reflexa var. parvifolia Thouars ex H. Perrier (1936)
Dracaena reflexa var. brevifolia Baker (1875)
Dracaena reflexa Lam. var. reflexa
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 3 m tall, little branched; leaves clustered at ends of stems, narrowly oblanceolate, 7,5-9,5x0,8-1,5 cm, acute to acuminate; inflorescence unbranched, 12-13 cm long; flowers borne singly or in pairs, colour unknown; pedicel remnants 2-3 mm long; berry bright orange, 1,7-2 cm Ø.
Ecology : Basalt rocks with Xerophyta, Myrothamnus, Aloe; 350-550 m alt.
  Very variable species, in habit, size and shape of leaves, form of inflorescence. 13 varieties figure in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Asparagaceae
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; distribution: Mascarenes, Africa,
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see under Catalogue de Madagascar
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