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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Morocco.
Dracaena draco

[FTEA]

Dracenaceae, Geoffrey Mwachala & Paul Mbugua, Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

Morphology General Habit
Profusely branched tree to 20 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to 1.5 m long, 3–6 cm wide, sessile, ensiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, paniculate. Inflorescence branches 18–36 cm long; pedicels 7–12 mm long, articulated at the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth green, to 1 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit orange, 1-seeded
Note
Cultivated at Amani, and at the Village Market shopping centre in Nairobi. Exotic from the Canary Islands, grown as an ornamental on account of its unusual palm-like appearance. I have not seen any herbarium material from our area.

Native to:

Canary Is., Cape Verde, Morocco

Introduced into:

Azores, Madeira, New Zealand North

Dracaena draco (L.) L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Bourgeau, E. [231], Canary Is. K000401116
Jan 1, 2006 illegible [s.n.], Canary Is. K000401120
Jan 1, 2006 Trethewy, A.W. [141], Canary Is. K000401119
Jan 1, 2006 Bourgeau, E. [231], Canary Is. K000401117
Feb 1, 1979 Mandon, G. [245], Madeira K000401122
Bourgeau, E. [1539], Canary Is. K000401118
Lippold, J.F. [s.n.], Madeira K000401123
s.coll. [s.n.] K000523686
s.coll. [s.n.] K000523687
s.coll. [s.n.] K000523688
Lowe, R.T. [s.n.] K000523690
s.coll. [s.n.] K000523689
Murray, R.P. [s.n.], Canary Is. K000401121
Degener, O. [35852], Hawaii K000402060
Lowe [s.n.], Cape Verde K000203791
Greenway [958] K000523685
s.coll. [s.n.] K000203792

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 12, 2: 246 (1767)

Accepted by

  • Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1985). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 3. revised edition Sommerfeltia 1: 5-103.
  • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Marrero, Á. & Almeida Pérez, R.S. (2013). Las orquídeas en Cabo Verde y redescubrimiento de Eulophia guineensis Lindl. (Orchidaceae) en la isla de Brava Botánica Macaronésica 28: 63-70.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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