1. Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dracaena Vand. ex L.
      1. Dracaena draco (L.) L.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Profusely branched tree to 20 m tall
    Leaves
    Leaves to 1.5 m long, 3–6 cm wide, sessile, ensiform
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, paniculate. Inflorescence branches 18–36 cm long; pedicels 7–12 mm long, articulated at the middle
    Perianth
    Perianth green, to 1 cm long
    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.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Canary Is., Madeira, Morocco

    Extinct in:

    Cape Verde

    Introduced into:

    Azores

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

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

    Accepted by

    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Mwachala, G. & Mbugua, P.K. (2007). Dracaenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-43.
    • Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence.
    • 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.

    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.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0